Dirigisme


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Dirigisme

In political science, the theory that the state ought to drive economic growth. Dirigisme argues that the state may do this by controlling the means of production (as in communism) or simply through careful economic planning. Proponents believe that dirigisme is an effective tool of development, while critics contend that it is inefficient and not respectful of individual rights. See also: State capitalism.
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The liberal economic spirit they advocate is alive and well in Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom, with recently elected French president Nicolas Sarkozy advocating more economic liberalism and less dirigisme. The Future of Europe provides both a thoughtful argument in support of this trend and ample statistics of the dangers of blocking meaningful reforms to the Western European economic model.
Les dirigeants latino-americains sont de plus en plus marques, a des degres divers, par une ideologie combinant tout a la fois un rejet des options economiques "venues du Nord", un neo-socialisme fait d'etatisme, de dirigisme et de nationalisme, qui n'est pas sans rappeler certains traits du getulisme ou du peronisme version annees 40, particulierement sa demagogie populiste, et un activisme "anti-imperialiste" qui commence a inquieter les pays membres de l'OCDE (et pas seulement les Etats-Unis).
* the MDGs can be met without dirigisme in politics and state command over the economy;
Indeed, in 1962 Macmillan described his desired approach to economic renewal as "creative dirigisme." (12) But rpm's eradication seemed a measure hatched out of the policy thinking of economic liberals, designed as it was to extend the scope of freely determined prices.
Il souligne le mepris exprime par certains acteurs des projets envers les formes propres d'organisation du politique et du pouvoir dans les communautes badjouees et il denonce le dirigisme des interventions qu'il assimile a une demarche cherchant a << infantiliser >> les Badjoues.
In France, Tocqueville, who is completely at odds with the national tradition of dirigisme, is a minor intellectual figure.
The development model that largely prevailed from the 1950s to the 1980s and that was characterized by non-democratic, authoritarian dirigisme, and social engineering aimed at "modernization" has indeed been washed away by the tide of history.
(Incidentally, there are far more independent bookshops in the land of Colbertian dirigisme than there are in the homeland of Smithian free enterprise where, in the name of competition, bookselling has been almost entirely consolidated into one or two enormous chains.
Holland and England were the earliest beneficiaries, but even Louis XIV's France underwent a profound transformation under the dirigisme of Jean-Baptiste Colbert.
Le choix informe de la methode d'alimentation par les femmes seropositives, recommande par les directives ONUSIDA/OMS/UNICEF, etait compromis par les conseils donnes, le dirigisme des consultations, le manque de temps pour faire face a un test positif de depistage du VIH et le suivi insuffisant, quelles que soient les circonstances socio-economiques des femmes.
The French word "dirigiste" is an adjective derived from the noun "dirigisme." To any educated French person, and to students of French history, the word is very familiar.
John Zysman defines developmental states as non-Anglo Saxon state regulations, strong-state technocratic dirigisme, corporatist structures.