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Is a bordering discipline for sociology, whose object is to analyse 'social structures' operating in the 'environments' of time and space. Time enters into social thought only in so far as it is equated with change, with 'dynamics' or the diachronic. The theory of structuration, as outlined above. necessarily rejects the logic of such a drawing of disciplinary boundaries. and the equation of time with diachrony or with social change. Time-space relations are portrayed as constitutive features of social systems, implicated as deeply in the most stable forms of social life as in those subject to the most extreme or radical modes of change.
This move is accomplished by the concept of what I call the duality o/structure. By the duality of structure I mean that the structured properties of social systems are simultaneously the medium and outcome 0/ social acts. One way to illustrate this idea is by taking an example from language. g. syntactical rules) are drawn upon by a speaker in the production of a sentence. But the very act of speaking that sentence contributes to the reproduction of those syntactical rules as enduring properties of the language.
NINTH. The integration of social systems can be analysed in terms of the existence of 'systemness' as social integration and as system integration. 'Integration' here has to be treated as 'reciprocity of practices', not as merely synonymous with either 'cohesion' or 'consensus'. Social integration refers to systemness expressed in face-to-face interaction, a primary manifestation of time-space presence in social organisation. System integration is concerned with systemness expressed as relations between collectivities, and while it therefore presupposes social integration, the mechanisms governing the latter cannot necessarily be derived from those involved with the former.