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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As a salmon's "mind" tells it not to turn back, so the human mind, especially when bewitched by government propaganda and statist ideology, tells a typical person not to turn back.
Quietly undermining the statist ideology of the republic's founder, Kemal Ata Turk - where, in the words of a youthful AKP leader, "The state was up here and the people down there" - the AKP has closed the traditional gap between ruler and ruled, enabling its government, among other things, to craft an independent foreign policy.
(Chavez is an exception: He has tried to fashion a modern statist ideology he calls the "Bolivarian Revolution.") China remains a nominally communist country, but if Karl Marx were to visit today, he would be horrified.
The Deep State comprises "elements from the military, security and judicial establishments wedded to a fiercely nationalist, statist ideology" (p.