social control


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Noun1.social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
group action - action taken by a group of people
auto limitation - social control achieved as a manifestation of self-will or general consent
sanction - a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
population control - control over the growth of population; a government program
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
enforcement - the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to
domination - social control by dominating
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
duty, obligation, responsibility - the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
military control, occupation - the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
privation, deprivation - act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; "nutritional privation"; "deprivation of civil rights"
appeasement, calming - the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)
communisation, communization, nationalisation, nationalization - changing something from private to state ownership or control
denationalisation, denationalization, privatisation, privatization - changing something from state to private ownership or control
detribalisation, detribalization - the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living
discrimination, favoritism, favouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
patronage - (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
militarisation, militarization, mobilization, mobilisation - act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
demobilisation, demobilization - act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops; "demobilization of factories"; "immediate demobilization of the reserves"
normalisation, normalization, standardisation, standardization - the imposition of standards or regulations; "a committee was appointed to recommend terminological standardization"
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment - the act of punishing
corrections - the social control of offenders through a system of imprisonment and rehabilitation and probation and parole
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The descriptive content of the book is drawn from the secondary literature on social control and moral regulation in Canada including Martel's own work on drug policy.
Foreign interventions serve as a testing ground for domestically constrained governments to experiment with new forms of state-produced social control over distant populations.
Chapters are presented on legal systems and theories of law, social research method, legal structures, social control, lawmaking as a form of social control, dispute resolution, social change and law, lawyers, private life and the law, crime and justice issues, and labor issues and the law.
This paper analyzes the interdependence between social control mechanisms, social networks and collective action.
The likelihood that a man will have multiple sex partners--a key factor promoting the spread of HIV--may be mediated by his financial resources and his exposure to social control mechanisms, such as monitoring by village elders and family members.
This article revisits these arguments and discusses to what extent traditional Inuit methods of social control have found their way into the Nunavut criminal justice system.
In fact, Maidment develops the argument that women offenders are subject to decidedly disempowering strategies of formal and informal social control outside the prison as well as in.
Cybernetic thinking was replete with talk of hypnotism, conditioned reflexes, and other tools of social control.
In Maryland and Delaware "apprenticeship" had been used in conjunction with widespread voluntary manumission in the 1790s and early 1800s as a device to retain social control of young African Americans, and before the Civil War poor free black parents in the South often had their children bound without consent.
Tafuri refers to the '"elevated", pretentious language serving as instrument of social control and disseminator of dogma' employed by the Roman Church.
Shaming can be a more effective means of social control than force.