immobilism

immobilism

(ɪˈməʊbɪˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political policy characterized by inertia and antipathy to change
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By naturalizing history, intrahistoria takes time out of its linear trajectory: it is "a rejection of history for the immobilism of nature" (Labanyi 147).
Within this situation of immobilism, the murder of Khaled Said by the police in June 2010 provoked a moral shock that shattered the existing affective state.
Perhaps, the most undermining effects of resource curse and point resource politics are viewed in their generation of captured state institutions, systemic flaws, debilitating institutional immobilism and disruptive tendency on the polity and societal values which often makes violence and threats of instability basic components of the polity.
The reforms they call for end up being an invitation to immobilism.
The pace of the change in Irish religious culture is such that the longer the delay in advancing the fruits of the apostolic visitation, the greater the danger of false expectations and the greater the encouragement to those who prefer immobilism to reform, and the greater the threat to the effectiveness of this immense gift of the Holy Father to the Irish church," he said.
It also tended to aid and abet a certain conceptualism, and with it, what he called "an anti-historical immobilism.
And, unfortunately, such assessments tend to focus on the supposed immobilism that derives from Islamic norms, which obscures knowledge of the real changes that are taking place.
It took an inordinate amount of time and credit for Obama's battle over health care to pass, and anyone who tries to move Washington against Israel or Saudi Arabia knows how solid the wall of immobilism remains.
In short, the United States is free, or nearly so, from the principal factors that have led to the decline and immobilism of Europe, its sclerosis, rigidity, and lack of ability to confront the challenges facing it.
Is not the passion for ease and security as the summum bonum of human existence the explanation for Europe's current combination of terrestrial immobilism and subterranean violence, a potentially terrible violence that is waiting to erupt through the calm crust of its society?
He proposes an exciting link between two theoretical approaches, one that emphasizes the importance of dispersed power in governments as a means of making government commitments credible and the other emphasizing the policy immobilism that can result from having decisionmaking power too dispersed.
The resulting picture of deliberate Vatican immobilism where Jews were concerned is not a pretty one.