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The practice or doctrine of giving a centralized government control over economic planning and policy.

stat′ist adj. & n.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the theory or practice of concentrating economic and political power in the state, resulting in a weak position for the individual or community with respect to the government


(ˈsteɪ tɪz əm)

the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic and political controls in the state.
[1915–20; translation of French étatisme]
stat′ist, n., adj.

statism, stateism

1. the principle of concentrating major political and economic controls in the state.
2. the support of the sovereignty of the state. — statist, n., adj.
See also: Government
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If individuals believe that government intervention in the economy promotes a suitable level of equity and efficiency, they embrace a statist ideology and vote for parties that favor more government intervention in the economy, which determines the level of public output to private output.
As a salmon's "mind" tells it not to turn back, so the human mind, especially when bewitched by government propaganda and statist ideology, tells a typical person not to turn back.
Quietly undermining the statist ideology of the republic's founder, Kemal Ata Turk - where, in the words of a youthful AKP leader, "The state was up here and the people down there" - the AKP has closed the traditional gap between ruler and ruled, enabling its government, among other things, to craft an independent foreign policy.