‘Rules’ are also broadly defined as ‘socially transmitted and customary normative injunction or immanently normative disposition, that in circumstances X do Y’ (Hodgson, 2006, p. 3). ‘Immanently normative’ means that if a rule is scrutinized or contested, then normative issues arise. ‘Socially transmitted’ means that the replication of such rules depends upon a developed social culture and on use of language. Habits play an important role in that process.
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