incrementalism

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in·cre·men·tal·ism

 (ĭn′krə-mĕn′tl-ĭz′əm)
n.
Social or political gradualism.

in′cre·men′tal·ist adj. & n.

incrementalism

(ˌɪnkrɪˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) political theory the theory, or implementation thereof, that change should be introduced gradually or by increments
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In mentality and method, they are head politicians: critical analysts and incrementalists who always look and rarely leap.
We live in a partisan time, with movements who treat trimmers, compromisers and incrementalists harshly.
The incrementalists want to chip away at abortion rights, eventually making it impossible or extraordinarily difficult for most, and the absolutists who want nothing less than full reversal of Roe v.
The guiding motivational orientation for entity theorists' goal pursuit is achieving favorable evaluations of their traits, while incrementalists focus on improving their traits (e.
As columnist Arnold Ahlert has noted, the incrementalists will challenge the waiting period to become a citizen "before the ink is dry on the President's signature on the bill.
Major disputes between incrementalists who were afraid to appear too radical and those who called for rapid and sweeping reforms could not be resolved.
On the one hand were those who wanted a united Africa (the Casablanca Group) right from the 196os, and on the other hand there were the incrementalists (the Monrovia Group) who would not give up their newly won sovereignty to any supranational organisation.
Thus, if President Obama was influenced by Sunstein's thinking, as some suggest, (11) it would stand to reason that he would not appoint judges with extreme positions on politically controversial legal issues, but would instead appoint incrementalists who would respect conclusions reached by democratically elected branches.
approach has thus created a rift between radicals and incrementalists in
The authors found, as detailed in a previous paper, that buyers fell into three strategic categories: 42 percent were incrementalists, who were relatively honest about the widget's value; 37 percent were conservatives, who adopted the strategy of withholding information; and 21 percent were strategists, who were actively deceptive, mimicking incrementalist behavior by sending high suggestions during low-value trials and then reaping greater benefits by sending low suggestions during high-value trials.
The researchers found that buyers fell into three strategic categories: 42 percent were incrementalists, who were relatively honest about the widget's value; 37 percent were conservatives, who adopted the strategy of withholding information; and 21 percent were strategists, who were actively deceptive, mimicking incrementalist behavior by sending high suggestions during low-value trials and then reaping greater benefits by sending low suggestions during high-value trials.
Where visible and positive change on cafeteria plates has occurred it has occurred locally, with district food service directors who hope to meld the best ideas of the revolutionaries with the unglamorous work of the incrementalists.