immobilism

immobilism

(ɪˈməʊbɪˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political policy characterized by inertia and antipathy to change
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Thus, mere immobilism is not proposed in the face of the dimensions of indetermination or uncertainties.
It is ironic that precisely fifty years later the conflict between the timorous immobilism of the colonial bureaucracy and the volunteers' impetuous urge for development and activity should be replayed in the shabby pomposity of Sarawak's expatriate associations.
Instead, the transaction they set in motion frames the ideologically reinforced tendency toward social and political immobilism manifest in such phenomena as gentrification and media-driven moralism.
By naturalizing history, intrahistoria takes time out of its linear trajectory: it is "a rejection of history for the immobilism of nature" (Labanyi 147).
In other words, 'Forza Italia' takes to the field: harboring no doubts about the future of the country, Berlusconi invites Italian citizens to stay in the stands and root for him in this game against the old politics and the conservatism and immobilism of Italian society.
(5) There are two exceptions: Cheng Li and David Bachman, "Localism, Elitism, and Immobilism: Elite Formation and Social Change in Post-Mao China", World Politics 42, no.
Within this situation of immobilism, the murder of Khaled Said by the police in June 2010 provoked a moral shock that shattered the existing affective state.
Perhaps, the most undermining effects of resource curse and point resource politics are viewed in their generation of captured state institutions, systemic flaws, debilitating institutional immobilism and disruptive tendency on the polity and societal values which often makes violence and threats of instability basic components of the polity.
The reforms they call for end up being an invitation to immobilism. They fail to abate the perplexity caused by the strong questions and may, in fact, even increase it.