The concept of ‘disorganisation’ occupies a prominent place in modern sociological literature. The concept was developed by Thomas and Zananiecki in their famous book “The Polish Peasant in Europe and America”.
According to them, the term ‘social disorganisation’ refers to the decrease in the influence of the existing social rules of behaviour upon individual members. As a result of this there develops individuation and lack of cohesion in society. It was explained by them as a process which will automatically and inevitably create social problems.