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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Not only has progressive always signified statism, but the idea of progress is not suited to true liberalism.
Kosanke exposes the horrifying consequences of statism to all societies by connecting, in my favorite portion of the book, Hitler's Operation Himmler, Reichstag Fire Decree, and Enabling Act of 1933 to operation Northwoods to the Milgram experiment to the War on Terrorism, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Transportation Security Administration.
Many on the right have settled on the highly abstract noun statism (R.
It comprises Republicans, Libertarians, Reagan Democrats, and even some self-described traditional Democrats who believe their party has wandered too far in the direction of statism and something akin to socialism.
Eventually, this system that left little money for economic development was impossible to uphold and Sadat's infitah policies, which were advanced by Mubarak, turned away from statism and toward privatization and free trade.
Statism seeks to control the individual by imposing on him a governmental and economic structure that is contrary to human nature.
In arguing for the political potential of statism in the context of repealing India's version of sodomy laws, this paper will put this epistemic moment of India's burgeoning LGBT activism into conversation with queer theoretical and postcolonial feminist frameworks that have expressed a political and conceptual wariness of making the state (specifically the legal sphere) the site of redress in the context of sexual citizenship.
Libertarian Nation: The Call for a New Agenda" is a discussion of the rise of statism in recent politics from both major political parties, and how it is slowly sapping liberty from America.
In Egypt, those three conceptions are liberal constitutionalism, Islamic constitutionalism and statism (p.
The second conclusion is that this ban is not only foolishness in the extreme, but indicative also of the nit-picking nanny statism that characterises so much of life in Britain in the 21st Century.
To preserve the revolution demands progressing from statism to socialism," the statement said, calling the current regime Stalinist.
They were secularism, multiculturalism and statism.