This theory was propounded by Imogene King. It states that individuals should be focused in providing solutions to day to day problems affecting people in the society. However, this can only be accomplished after a successful identification of the problem and subsequently striving to establish and achieve the set goals (Ritzer, G. & Jeff, S., 2012).
Goal establishment theory is applicable because it can help people in very many ways. If applied in the above case study, it would produce long lasting effective results. Although the fight against narcotics is a noble idea, it should not have been done by marginalizing a section of the society. The exclusions practiced by the Nazi regime were uncalled for. In this regard, I would like to strongly suggest that the administration could have instead settled for the goal attainment theory.
A part from eliminating any form of stereotypes and stigmatizations associated with the drug dealers and users, it would advocate for fairness. This is the only way through which people would be encouraged to cease from using such narcotics. The regime was not justified to discriminate drug users and dealers. Even if people like Adolf Hitler had greatly contributed to the success of the nation, no one should be compelled to adopt his non-narcotic lifestyle. It was a mere fallacy.
In deed, goal establishment theory is better than other sociological theories such as marginalization. Unlike the social exclusion theory which discriminates, it is inclusive. It advocates for equality and fairness to all the people. This is important since it can enable the people to freely interact without any obstacle (Douglass, G. & Ritzer, G., 2004). Hence, it would provide an ultimate solution to this menace without an unnecessary use of coercion.
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Ritzer, George & Jeff, Stepnisky. Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics.4th Edition. McGraw-Hill Humanities Publishers. 2012, Print.