Society is a complex system of interdependent parts that work together to ensure a society"s survival society"s stability. Functions are purposes and activities to meet different needs that contribute to a. Conflict theory examines the ways in which groups disagree, struggle over power, and. Karl marx predicted that conflict would result from widespread economic inequality. Conflict theory studies the haves vs the have-nots . The haves dominate over the social, political, and economic activities over the compete for scarce resources. Feminist theories explain the social, economic, and political position of women in. Women suffer injustice because of their sex.