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Definition of Rationalization (sociology)

Rationalization (sociology) Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In sociology, rationalisation or rationalization refers to the replacement of traditions, values, and emotions as motivators for behavior in society with rational, calculated ones. For example, the implementation of bureaucracies in government is a kind of rationalization, as is the construction of high-efficiency living spaces in architecture and urban planning.

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