The stronger the “mores” and “informal sanctions” for a particular type of behavior---the more “integrated” it is into society (a larger number of societal members internally adopted it). Norms are tied to values.
Some translation of terms is necessary if this “propositions,’ as Durkheim called it, is to be understood. Volume refers to population size and concentration; density pertains to the increased interaction arising from escalated volume. Thus, the division of labor arises from increases in the concentrations of populations whose members increasingly come into contact. Durkheim also termed the increased rates of interaction among those thrust into contact dynamic and moral density. He then analyzed those factors that increased the material density of a population. Ecological boundaries (rivers, mountains, and so on), migration, urbanization, and population growth all directly increase volume and thus indirectly increase the likelihood of dynamic density (increased contact and interaction). Technological innovations, such as new modes of communication and transportation, directly increase rates of contact and interaction among individuals. But all these direct and indirect influences are merely lists of empirical conditions influencing the primary explanatory variable, dynamic or moral density.
Mayberry R.F.D. versus Mount Vernon At MVNU, how is solidarity affected by the growing residential student enrollment?