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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Were the voluntarist additions by Malthus in 1817 presented as an alternative to consequentialism, or were they merely statements of a criterion that would have been taken for granted in a Christian community?
The outline of Mailer's voluntarist vision of power may be glimpsed in his recurring reflections upon the economy of forces at the very heart of life:
There is popular demand for better treatment of those in arms, and respect and curiosity for memory of great national struggles like World War I, and also considerable voluntarist donations to charities like Help for Heroes.
Murphy levels his second major objection against Robert Adams's voluntarist account, (1) which Murphy represents as the most promising (but still unacceptable) version of voluntarism.
This is like saying the differences between the voluntarist theological teachings of Duns Scotus and the rational theology of Thomas Aquinas in the Middle Ages were insignificant because, after all, both were pious Christians.
Higher scores indicated higher agreement along the following dimensions: (1) Being; (2) Collectivist; (3) Deontological; (4) Voluntarist; and (5) Aristotelian.
Yet, Matthewman here relies on voluntarist arguments.
Certainly, not many theologians will share S.'s conviction that Christian theology is based on a "voluntarist concept of faith," and that it is "hopeless to make Christian doctrine compatible with basic moral standards" unless one sacrifices the integrity of its doctrinal body (226).
several contemporary voluntarist accounts of marriage.
Concerning Morocco's case which he described as unique, Azoulay noted that the Kingdom is adopting a proactive approach to voluntarist change and a project of society based on openness and tolerance.
That is what we are doing in the Council of Europe, whose voluntarist actions we fully back.
In the chapter that compares the UK and Ireland, the authors acknowledge several areas of similarities, and especially the voluntarist method of dispute resolution unlike the main land Europe.