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

stat′ist adj. & n.
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(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
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(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.
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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.
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A nation of men unanimously bent on freedom or conquest can easily confound the arithmetic of statists, and achieve extravagant actions, out of all proportion to their means; as the Greeks, the Saracens, the Swiss, the Americans, and the French have done.
According to the statists of the matches so far played between Pakistan and New Zealand in the previous World Cups, Pakistan has a better win striker rate against New Zealand, carving out success in six matches, losing two, out of eight played.
So statists attack the schools, work to close them down, and wreak havoc on people's lives.
This plays into the hands of the religious right and other nanny statists from both sides of the political spectrum.
In her view, both statists and cosmopolitans confuse or misplace ideal and non-ideal considerations, whereas she proposes a reconciliation.
This theory aims to chart a middle course between polarized statist and cosmopolitan positions: Risse agrees with statists that global justice is compatible with many inequalities and territorial exclusions characteristic of our existing internationalist order while supporting some of cosmopolitans' demands for reforms to the institutional status quo.
Without a mature conservatism, Eastern Europe faces stagnation under statists or much worse under ethno-nationalist groups, which are thriving amid the Continent's economic turmoil.
Levin condemns the New Age "living Constitution" approach of liberal judges and politicians, and he instinctively rejects socialism and the modernist form of fascist or socialist tyranny advocated by statists, which could destroy America as the bastion of individual liberty.
On the World Savings Day, 31 October, bankers boasted statists that the household savings deposits reached 158 billion denars, or some 2.5 billion euros.
It proves Pianko's point that the word Zionism was co-opted by the statists. But it also shows that the state-centered model of Zionism that triumphed in the postwar period and rendered alternatives Zionisms invisible is no longer the only game in town, just as Rawidowicz, Kaplan, and Kohn might have wanted it.
Apparently, if the "choice" weapon can be used to chip away at the foundations of society, statists are all for it; however, if your personal choice isn't compatible with the hobgoblin of the hour, that's tough.
Though neither exist in pure form they are models that are promoted by neo-liberal and neo-conservative governments and their ideologues on the one hand, and so-called leftists and statists on the other.