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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Shelley marked the beginning of the emergence of civil rights as an aggressively statist ideology.
Well I know this much, concludes Malloy, this country is drifting toward a statist ideology.
Here the evidence simply fails to support the attempted match of admittedly non-national, non-traditional, artificially introduced quantitative verse to an absolutist, statist ideology.