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e·qual′i·tar′i·an·ism n.


adj, n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a less common word for egalitarian
eˌqualiˈtarianˌism n


(ɪˌgæl ɪˈtɛər i ən)

1. asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, esp. in political, economic, or social life.
2. one who adheres to egalitarian beliefs.
[1880–85; alter. of equalitarian with French égal replacing equal]
e•gal`i•tar′i•an•ism, n.
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Noun1.equalitarian - a person who believes in the equality of all people
moralist - a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
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In the 1980s when equalitarian policies shaped project approaches, struggles in the field of 'women in development' and in others as well, influenced projects, plans as an implementation.
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What finally divides the authors (aside from the obvious incommensurability in the intellectual quality of their arguments) is Giddens' desire to reinscribe the Left/Right distinction following Bobbio (1995) into an equalitarian discourse, and the Australian politicians' claim that they have moved (or wish to move) beyond' Left and Right.
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Stout offers compelling autobiographical and textual evidence from Austin's Land of Little Rain, her short stories of the collection Lost Borders, her essays, and autobiography Earth Horizon to illuminate Austin's ideal "in which emergence is reconciled with remaining, in which the free search for self-definition and fulfillment in outward-bound endeavors is combined with a restructured equalitarian domesticity" (p.
Even the Communist doctrine, despite its strong equalitarian impulse, asserts the ultimate goal to be: "From each in accordance with ability, and to each in accordance with need.
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