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Collectivism

Any political or economic system that centralizes the means of production at the expense of individual ownership. Collectivism is associated with socialism, which advocates state ownership of resources. However, collectivism may exist in capitalist systems if corporations own most or all of the means of production.

collectivism

the philosophy that society is composed of groups or classes of people, each with its own interests, and that social CONFLICT stems largely from conflicts of interest between them. To achieve general wellbeing, policy makers should seek to balance group interests. Political action to advance the claims of disadvantaged groups and to regulate the actions of individuals is generally viewed as desirable by those subscribing to this philosophy TRADE UNIONS are often viewed as vehicles of collectivism in that they represent and advance group interests. Critics of this philosophy argue that it subsumes the unique interests of each individual. See INDIVIDUALISM.

collectivism

see CENTRALLY PLANNED ECONOMY.
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Collectivists given shared responsibility performed better than collectivists given individual responsibility, regardless of the amount of personal accountability.
The preserved description of Paul proves him to be an ideal male: in the collectivist knowledge of antiquity Paul was "masculine, fearless, pious, virtuous, truthful, benevolent, but above all, fit for public life" (148).
As vertical and horizontal collectivists may be jointly or severally committed to each of these groups, it is necessary to separate the commitment of the individual to the organization from commitment to each group.
Studies revealed the existence of both individualist and collectivist values among people at the same time (Mishra, 1994; Sinha & Tripathi, 1994).
In Wheeler's [7] study on collectivism-individualism in everyday social life, participants from the collectivist culture did show longer and higher interactions, whether in group or task interactions, while at the same time indicated greater self-and-other disclosure.
Such as land laws, created by precedents, leaving the way open for the EU to implement Agenda 21, that collectivist agenda our government has accepted, but doesn't tell you anything about.
People who are more collectivist are often driven by the norms and duties imposed by the in-group, give priority to the goals of the in-group, and try to emphasize their connectedness with the in-group.
As a consequence, collectivists are less likely to take actions that could threaten their self-face (i.
Government collectivists love to use physician licensure as a means of control and property confiscation.
Research indicates that equity sensitivity influences individuals' attitudes toward their organization (Kickul and Lester 2001), and the importance of equity's influence on judgments of fairness has been consistently found to be lower for collectivists than for individualists (Kim et al.
17) She emphasizes that there is a special type of autonomy for collectivists and feminists so that autonomy should not be viewed simply from a masculine perspective.
A common theme is that because the collectivists have a more interdependent worldview they place more importance on relationships and nurture them with more care than the individualists (Triandis 1989).