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Social or political gradualism.

in′cre·men′tal·ist adj. & n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) political theory the theory, or implementation thereof, that change should be introduced gradually or by increments
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The first variation reflects the Court's commitment to incrementalism in the law of tort.
If those theories are vacuous, they can be subsumed collectively under the principle of disjointed incrementalism. The myopic strategy of disjointed incrementalism is to make relatively small reversible moves away from the status quo under the condition of low information about the consequences and costs of a decision.
* Make transformation, not incrementalism, the new metanarrative.
* my brother Sean's rotten core: "Incrementalism that accepts measures whose core is the acceptance of abortion is bankrupt" (C.I., Jan.
health care problems through both complexity and incrementalism. The tax provisions postpone politically difficult decisions rather than undertake serious health care cost control.
This is no time for incrementalism. Timid solutions aimed at temporarily calming financial markets represent a dangerous tease sure to backfire.
Incrementalism is great if you live in an environment that isn't undergoing radical change, but that's not the environment we live in.
Adds Graves, "Here's the difference between hospital-based thinking and medical group-based thinking" when it comes to RCM: "in the medical group setting, you have to be a true believer in incrementalism; and an underpayment of $2 for a procedure we do 200,000 times is significant.
You're probably thinking that lighting is not alone; that incrementalism is the nature of the beast in any industry where pioneers are often the ones who take all the arrows in the back.
O'Mara (1999) defines three generic space strategies based on analyses of space provision in more than 40 American companies: Incrementalism, standardization and value-based strategy.
Surin said at a lecture in Tokyo that ongoing negotiations among nine Asia-Pacific countries to expand the membership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership from the original four ''very much fits our philosophy,'' saying ASEAN ''practices the principle of incrementalism.''