(noun) Any use of sociological methods and theories to facilitate engagement between an authority and the people and groups under their purview.
Example: A newly elected governmental official uses sociological methods to understand local customs and mores to improve services provided to citizens.
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- A type of applied sociology along with action sociology, adjustment sociology, and advocate sociology.