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(wɪlˈsoʊ ni ən)

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Woodrow Wilson.
[1915–20, Amer.]
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Adj.1.Wilsonian - of or relating to or suggestive of Woodrow Wilson
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correctly argues, in the years of the Great War "the clash between Benedict XV" and the Wilsonian White House "became more or less total since the [President] considered pontifical diplomacy an inappropriate interference by a spiritual leader" (11).
Inclined to lawyerly prudence, yet not without Wilsonian idealism, he was determined to reverse that.
In so doing, the author is perhaps trying to convince readers that he had mastered the range of topics that spanned Daniels' life, from the post--Civil War Southern society to Wilsonian imperialism in the Caribbean to FDR's policy toward Mexico.
Next, he takes two long chapters to describe how the American concepts of world order developed, contrasting Wilsonian idealism to the pragmatism of Theodore Roosevelt.
Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism, by Elizabeth McKillen.
Elizabeth McKillen, Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism (Urbana: University of Illinois Press 2013)
Let us ponder, finally, the self-declared "Islamic State," which meets none of these Wilsonian conditions.
Making the world safe for workers; labor, the Left, and Wilsonian internationalism.
I would describe myself as a liberal internationalist, in a traditional Wilsonian tradition, somebody who believes that if you don't pay attention to what is happening on the ground to actual people, you will pay.
When realists criticize one another, nothing is more hurtful and insulting than charges of drifting towards the paradigm of Wilsonian idealism.
In following the flow of the theoretical and pragmatic currents of Wilson's radical intellectual tradition, this conference seeks to explore how African-centered psychologists can continue to expand and extend the legacy of the Wilsonian tradition of socially and politically focused intellectual discourse that engages and encourages culturally based direct political action.