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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Horvat's "improvement" over the alternative systems, capitalism and etatism, thus consisted of two ideas: "social" planning is superior to central planning, and workers as managers need not suffer from either the chaos of a laissez-faire market or the authoritarianism of central planners.
Stojanovic, Svetozar 1987 Od marksizma do etatizma sa ljudskirn licem (From Marxism to Etatism with a Human Face).
Formulated around the six principles of republicanism, nationalism, populism, etatism, secularism and revolutionism--referred to as the Six Arrows--Kemalism sought progress through a Jacobinist transformation program and a simultaneous construction of the nation.
Amalgamation of the three wings of the bourgeoisie--old, new and state--is creating such a powerful social force and so enervating etatism that the state will simply be overwhelmed.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founding father of the republic, tried to base the state ideology on six principles: republicanism, secularism, populism, etatism, nationalism and revolutionism.