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Hierarchies reinforce

authority and provide a clear chain of command and set the tone/teachings of the organisation

2

All belief systems are what in nature?

complex

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what make ups the system as a whole?

internal parts

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in order for the system to operate there needs to be

an established and recognisable internal structure of roles and responsibilities and a rank order of influence and position.

5

what does the order of system ensure?

ensures strong lines of communication and cohesion

6

The Nature: refers

to how decisions are made and the complexity of the structure

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The Role: refers to

continuity and change within the beliefs, and also traditions and how modernisation has changed the beliefs

8

Hierarchy: think

of a ranking system that organises itself on values and establishes status, power jurisdiction, system of subordinates (those with less power/authority to influence).

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where do they exist?

within all social institutions which are large and complex

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e.g.

Catholic church; pop, cardinals, archbishop, bishops, priests).