4. an attempt to get over backward elements and roles that individuals aspire to. We want to have upward social mobility, we want rising incomes, increase in friendships, enlarge our network and experiences, etc. We don"t want to con ne our lives to our family/parent history. It is formal and uniform (averse to overlapping jurisdictions and legal traditions): they have formal procedures that are written down and all enumerated and spelled out so there is no room for informal dialogue. The ancient has had informal ties where they didn"t need a constitutional assembly to navigate challenges. Is identi ed with a set of institutions (e. g. , representative, separation of powers): it"s associated almost universally with a set of institutions. It was said it is better to divide powers to avoid corruption and too strong of central power. Three problems with mc: mc is not difference-friendly: It does not recognize different kinds of institutions that precede it.