voluntarism

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voluntarism

the philosophy that the activities of organizations should be governed by their own codes of conduct rather than by the law. In INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS it refers to the widespread belief amongst both TRADE UNIONS and employers that the form and outcome of COLLECTIVE BARGAINING should be determined by themselves and not be subject to legal regulation. See LABOUR LAW.
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These typical male dis/eases of the nineteenth century have to do with the ordering of male desire in terms of binaries such as voluntarism / involuntarism, heterosexuality / homosexuality, normalcy / degeneracy (111).
Both kinds of displacement demonstrate the involuntarism and vulnerability typical of a refugee situation.
In this regard diminished capacity is more closely related to involuntarism defenses than to the insanity defense.