institutionalization

(noun) The act or process of establishing a new norm in a society.

Example: Making it illegal to drive without a seatbelt and announcing the law change through a publicity campaign before the law goes into effect.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: institutionalizations

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How to Cite the Definition of Institutionalization

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “institutionalization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 23, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/institutionalization/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

institutionalization. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/institutionalization/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “institutionalization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 23, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/institutionalization/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“institutionalization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/institutionalization/>.