Statism


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Statism

1. In political science, the theory that the state exercises (or should exercise) control over a society and for that reason is a major engine of social change.

2. See: State capitalism.
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This package-deal is a serious problem for advocates of capitalism because it blurs the distinction between capitalism and statism.
Her argument is both coherent and persuasive, but most of all, manages to make sense of the debates between ideal and non-ideal theory, statism and cosmopolitanism, sufficientarianism and global egalitarianism, without oversimplifying the arguments offered by different camps.
Morlock tries to wipe clean his father's heinous sin of statism by joining the same Graith of Guardians that punished his father.
Branson's comment illustrates my contention that statism (irrational belief in the benign power and competence of centralised authority) has made the dichotomy between left and right totally meaningless and mad.
Maurice Clements, a spokesman for the Ralph Smeed Foundation, the ultra-libertarian group that owns the billboard boasting the slogan, 'Making Statism Unpopular' - admitted to the Idaho Statesman that the provocative content is 'a technique of trying to make a point, and maybe it was poorly done'.
Conservatives who envision Obama as a Scandinavian-style social democrat have similarly mismeasured the man: his welfare statism, like his warfare statism, is an all-American concoction.
A mutual taking of responsibility pushed back at a 'passive welfarism and a passive statism, an assumption that the state is a provider of solutions, a solver of problems, he said.
Back on the Road to Serfdom: The Resurgence of Statism gathers ten scholars who write about how the evolving road to statism is being fostered in by the explosion of government growth.
In the end, the triumph of statism at the very moment when some hoped a new form of internationalism would be announced is not surprising.
And before Barack Obama's statism - especially Obamacare's individual mandate - catalyzed concern for the American project of limited government.
In Lockwood's opinion, this wartime statism prepared the way for the Bolsheviks' centralized statism and was therefore a policy ultimately fatal to the bourgeoisie's commercial ambitions.
Kosanke proves, via empirical evidence, that the abolition of property rights destroys and corrupts order and must be prevented by rejecting statism.