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Statism

The condition where societal governance is more or less equivalent to the regulatory operations of territorial bureaucratic national governments.

(Scholte, J. (2005). Globalization: A Critical Introduction. New York: Palgrave.)

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A condition that scholars argue has been eroded by globalization, a statist system implies one in which regulatory mechanisms fall predominantly under the control of the state, with other venues of governance such as local government or regional or global institutions having far less authority or influence. The state (or relations between state governments) is thus largely responsible for the “formulation, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of societal rules.”
     
Statism (in governance)

The condition where societal governance is more or less equivalent to the regulatory operations of territorial bureaucratic national governments.

(Scholte, J. (2005). Globalization: A Critical Introduction. New York: Palgrave.)

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A condition that scholars argue has been eroded by globalization, a statist system implies one in which regulatory mechanisms fall predominantly under the control of the state, with other venues of governance such as local government or regional or global institutions having far less authority or influence. The state (or relations between state governments) is thus largely responsible for the “formulation, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of societal rules.”

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on January 14, 2011


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