social control


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
Recent researchers have suggested that health-related social control is an important mechanism for how family relationships influence patients' health behaviors and disease management (see, e.
Sweeney discusses everyday life in the nation of North Korea, the political landscape of the nation, and the social control exercised by its leaders over the course of its history.
Social control in this context can be considered an institutional achievement that has not yet been fully accomplished in practice.
Contract notice: Works Contract Design Realization Aimed Rehabilitation Occupied Site Of 348 Rental Family Housing, Faubourg De Bethune Douai Including Social Control Mission.
This includes the ability to provide social control and take patients' liberty away and forcefully treat them against their will within a legal framework that has been approved by society.
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.
The contextual model of social control assumes that higher relationship quality goes along with more beneficial effects of social control on health behavior.
Pollock goes on to a review of recent scholarship on media coverage of poverty and inequality, indicating the balance of critical studies that identify that coverage as social control or neglect rather than social change.
Social expressivity refers to the skills of an individual to express their skills in social communication and in engaging in communication, social sensivity receiving, understanding and interpreting others verbal communications (social sensitivity), social control playing social roles and social expression, behaving appropriate to any social occasion, being self-confident and being able to easily adapt to any social occasion.
Other observers also drew attention to the limited capacity of traditional, local social control mechanisms to cope with the devastating consequences of alcohol misuse in Indigenous communities (Bain, 1974; Brady & Palmer, 1984).