Since from ancient times, a lot of influence and beliefs concerning about the ability of people in decision-making have been studied and analyze by professionals. This factor sets new dimensions and ideas of reason around the world and in all the fields of human social ability and capability; especially in the field of politics wherein this influence and beliefs can be overwhelming to a point that everyone will be agreeing to reasons and beliefs while making crucial decision that will affect millions of lives living in the state. In the Philippines this influence and beliefs are very observable by small groups that comprise the large group that is the whole country. This paper tries to understand why norms are important in society and explain norms that can influence a particular group namely a society and how it is created in the process. Another focal point of this paper will be identifying different norms that are observable in the country of the Philippines and explain each of the observable norms that effects decisions and ideas in Philippines political system. Lastly, this paper will propose new norms that will help improve the status of Philippine political system that will be justify why it will improve the political system.
Norms are valuable and influential to any society for the fact that these are the ground rules that encourages behavior that helps the group with its work and discourages behavior that will interfere with the progress of the group (Richardson, 1999). The norms that are created by the group have large influence to its member and is hard to revise the norms instill to a member thus making each member more accountable and more productive in the group (Parks, 2004). This makes a group more functional and m...
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