Society may be defined as a functional system, or the product of meaningful interaction among individuals, or the sum of social institutions. People are related to each other from love and friendship, family and community through large-scale organizations (school, business, etc. ) to the growing social connections linking the whole world. There had to be a separation of the idea of society from government emphasize all the links connecting the members to each other. Distinguished social relations from control by kings/government officials. Civil society = churches/ngo, volunteers repose to social problems distinct from government agencies. What happens in a society was valuable in itself adam smith division of labour. Not only a matter of noticing the importance of social organization, but also a matter of valuing ordinary life. Society is an explicit place for the rights of subjects appears in political thought . Serve interest of people usa and french revolution.