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paternalism

an approach to the management of employees or subordinates in which considerable importance is attached to looking after their interests as viewed and defined by the employer or superior. Paternalism is often associated with hostility to TRADE UNIONS since unions attempt to give independent expression to employee interests. See MANAGEMENT STYLE, WELFARE.

paternalism

the belief that individuals are not the best judges of their own interests and that the government is better able to determine the policies that are most appropriate to serve the interests of the public. Paternalism provides a justification for CENTRALLY PLANNED ECONOMIES.

Compare SELF-INTEREST.

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Censoring the identity of terrorists (or offering alternative explanations for their crimes, whether true or not) (250) paternalistically presupposes that the public will not use truthful information to engage in an informed debate about immigration policy but will misuse it to engage in retaliatory violence against innocent immigrants or Muslims.
Perhaps those who want people to choose are not acting paternalistically at all; perhaps they are seeking to promote self-determination and showing people a high level of respect.
However, in terms of feminists' relation to Romanian state authorities, they mostly lacked significant influence: "The CEE countries in general, Romania in particular, looked to accept more paternalism from international sources of authority, even a paternalistically imposed liberalism, if the Pater was the E.U or U.S.
Third, a systems-relational perspective can mitigate a potential downside of the team-oriented PCMH, namely, that if the principal focus of collaboration is interprofessional, patients may end up being cared for paternalistically (albeit benevolently) by a smoothly functioning group of professionals who ignore people from the patient's system who should also be involved.
[20] All governments act paternalistically, often for good reasons.
In Luke, the story picks up at that same supper when Martha comes in from the kitchen and, over her sister's head asks, "Lord, why don't you tell her to help me?" Practical Martha is reproached paternalistically, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful, Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.
He was courageously and paternalistically taking responsibility for his inferiors, for those who couldn't defend themselves against the vicious mob that threatened the rule of law in the decadent South.
Furthermore, they appreciate that higher-ranked managers decide autocratically and paternalistically.
First, Nick sees a funeral procession of Italians, who far from being noble savages, "looked out at us with the tragic eyes and short upper lips of southeastern Europe." He adds paternalistically, "I was glad that the sight of Gatsby's splendid car was included in their somber holiday." Immediately after that encounter, Nick and Gatsby light upon an even more upside-down situation: "A limousine passed us, driven by a white chauffeur, in which sat three modish negroes, two bucks and a girl.
It deceives few teachers, who will soon, if they don't already, recognize it as a rhetorical maneuver, paternalistically and patronizingly intended to offset the psychologically damaging language of accountability while simultaneously seducing them to more enthusiastically embrace their continuing subjugation.
Since private life takes place in a context of social segregation, if the actor is a white middle class person acting paternalistically, the other is also likely to be a white middle class person.
Along with a special issue of the Lancet, (2) this report marks recognition by organised healthcare that healthcare practitioners acted paternalistically towards disabled people, often deciding on their behalf what is in their best interests.