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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Chavez is an exception: He has tried to fashion a modern statist ideology he calls the "Bolivarian Revolution.
Since Vladimir Putin came to power four years ago, she's been tracking a dramatic influx into government of siloviki--people from the military, the former Soviet KGB, and other security services--bringing with them statist ideology, authoritarian methods, and a drill-sergeant's contempt for civilian sensibilities.
He provides this counter-idealism in his account as part of a running digression on the arcana imperii used in statist ideology.