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Identify each of the following terms, concepts, and/or figures in a few short sentences:

institutional discrimination
military-industrial complex
cultural assimilation
egalitarian family
structural assimilation
modernization theory
democratic socialism
postindustrial economy
interlocking directorate
disengagement theory

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INSTITUTIONAL DISCRIMINATION: When social institutions by one social group try to control the rights of another group, causing disadvantage to that particular group; applies to race, gender, and age.

TOTALITARIANISM: The following definition was taken from Wikipedia: A concept used in political science that describes a state that regulates nearly every aspect of public and private behavior. Totalitarian regimes or movements maintain themself in political power by means of secret police, propaganda disseminated through the state-controlled mass media, personality cults, regulation and restriction of free discussion and criticism, single-party states, the use of mass surveillance, and widespread use of terror tactics.

ETHNICITY: A group of people who identify with each other, based on common genealogy or ancestry (where their past relatives were born and raised, ex. Russia). Ethnic identity is also marked by the recognition from other societal members of a group's characteristics and by common cultural, linguistic, religious, behavioral or biological traits.

MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: From Wikipedia: A military-industrial complex (MIC) is composed of a nation's armed forces, its suppliers of weapons systems, supplies and services, and its civil government.

The term "MIC" is most often used in reference to the United States, where it gained popularity after its use in the farewell address of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is sometimes used more broadly to include the entire network of contracts and flows of money and resources among individuals as well as institutions of the defense contractors, The Pentagon, and the Congress and Executive branch. This sector is intrinsically prone to Principal-agent problem, moral hazard, and rent seeking. Cases of political corruption have also surfaced with regularity. A similar thesis was originally expressed by Daniel Guérin, in his 1936 book Fascism and Big Business , about the fascist government support to heavy ...

Solution Summary

Definitions of the following terms: institutional discrimination, totalitarianism, ethnicity,
military-industrial complex, cultural assimilation, egalitarian family, structural assimilation,
family, modernization theory, oligopoly, democratic socialism, postindustrial economy,
interlocking directorate, disengagement theory, authoritarianism.