Comparing and Contrasting Two Views of How Social Order Is Produced in Public Spaces

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Comparing and contrasting two views of how social order is produced as in the public spaces. The concept of social order has various definitions. The explanations for the concept of social order tend towards large scale studies and macro-theories with a sharp focus on the analysis of our society as an entity. There are however some studies that are more specific and are concerned with issues smaller scale issues such as families, crime, communities while raising issues of social order on a level which is described by Scott & Marshall (2009, p.707) as micro. This work explores the differences as a well as similarities of ideas that relates to the creation as well as management of social order on the basis of Buchanan's work titled 'Traffic in Towns' as well as the ideas that were advanced by Hans Monderman (Buchanan, 1963).In this work, a lot of effort is placed on the relationship that exists between the traffic and the pedestrians as well as how the governance of these two important variables play part in the creation of social order. Buchanan and Monderman effectively investigated the relationship that exists between pedestrians and the traffic in the making and remaking of social order. The conclusion of the Second World War saw the level of traffic congestions in most of the Britain's towns as well as cities increase in correlation with the rather exponential rise in the level of car ownership as noted by Silva (2009, p.325). Buchanan was effectively commission by the

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