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|Noun||1.||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
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"
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"
corrections - the social control of offenders through a system of imprisonment and rehabilitation and probation and parole
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