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A member or supporter of a small cooperative or a collectivist community.

com·mu′ni·tar′i·an adj.


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a communist community
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an advocate of communalism


(kəˌmyu nɪˈtɛər i ən)

1. a member of a communistic community.
2. an advocate of such a community.
com•mu`ni•tar′i•an•ism, n.
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In contrast to older communitarian traditions in which 'the
The Israeli Patient Rights Act attempts to accommodate personal autonomy within an avowedly paternalist communitarian state, Although Israel is still groping toward a solution, the legislation begins to show the different form a communitarian version of autonomy must take.
By the end of this period the author documents how the role of the ordained minister has become dissociated from the communitarian nature of the church under the influence of the private celebration of Masses, the provision that the minister must be supported economically rather than being ordained in and for a concrete community, and the rise of the mendicant orders.
Etzioni, a professor at George Washington University and a leader of the communitarian movement, proposes a new way of looking at our civil-social-political reality: "I support the claim that communitarian thinking leapfrogs the old debate between left-wing and right-wing thinking and suggests a third social philosophy.
Imbert separately investigates Eckbo's communitarian ideas for social landscape architecture demonstrated in migrant farm workers' housing for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Farm Security Association, and later, in Los Angeles' early planned residential communities.
And though it takes only five pages, Epstein's expose of what he calls "the communitarian impulse" [pp.
German managers in particular scored high on the scale of communitarian values.
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We will start by considering the parameters of the orthodox communitarian agenda.
Christians proposes and explains three models: Dialogic Ethics, Feminist Ethics, and Communitarian Media Ethics, but in the end after carefully critiquing the first two, he concludes that Communitarian Media Ethics, with which he has been associated for some years, may best serve as a foundation for application to many aspects of media value concerns.
In this work, Kilson also asserts that a revival of commitment to communitarian leadership is essential for the continued pursuit of justice at home and around the world.
The goal of the analysis is to demonstrate that this ideological movement is not communitarian, but rather that it is a part of a larger reactionary imperialist ideology and that, as such, "it actually involves the betrayal of Jewish particularism.

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