incrementalism

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in·cre·men·tal·ism

 (ĭn′krə-mĕn′tl-ĭz′əm)
n.
Social or political gradualism.

in′cre·men′tal·ist adj. & n.

incrementalism

(ˌɪnkrɪˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) political theory the theory, or implementation thereof, that change should be introduced gradually or by increments
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Most voters, regardless of their ideology, are incrementalists. Americans are creatures of comfort.
In this view, it's the radicals who present the needed vision, and it's the moderates and incrementalists who also play an essential role in making it reality.
We live in a partisan time, with movements who treat trimmers, compromisers and incrementalists harshly.
The so-called incrementalists notched their biggest victory in 1989, when the Supreme Court upheld parts of a controversial Missouri law that required doctors to do costly viability tests before performing abortions for women who appeared to be at least 20 weeks pregnant.
The incrementalists want to chip away at abortion rights, eventually making it impossible or extraordinarily difficult for most, and the absolutists who want nothing less than full reversal of Roe v.
According to the lay theory framework (Dweck and Leggett 1988), some consumers, identified as incrementalists, have a situational viewpoint and believe that traits are malleable.
As columnist Arnold Ahlert has noted, the incrementalists will challenge the waiting period to become a citizen "before the ink is dry on the President's signature on the bill." Once the figurative camel's nose is under the tent, he correctly observes,
On the one hand were those who wanted a united Africa (the Casablanca Group) right from the 196os, and on the other hand there were the incrementalists (the Monrovia Group) who would not give up their newly won sovereignty to any supranational organisation.
(10) Thus, if President Obama was influenced by Sunstein's thinking, as some suggest, (11) it would stand to reason that he would not appoint judges with extreme positions on politically controversial legal issues, but would instead appoint incrementalists who would respect conclusions reached by democratically elected branches.
approach has thus created a rift between radicals and incrementalists in
The authors found, as detailed in a previous paper, that buyers fell into three strategic categories: 42 percent were incrementalists, who were relatively honest about the widget's value; 37 percent were conservatives, who adopted the strategy of withholding information; and 21 percent were strategists, who were actively deceptive, mimicking incrementalist behavior by sending high suggestions during low-value trials and then reaping greater benefits by sending low suggestions during high-value trials.
The researchers found that buyers fell into three strategic categories: 42 percent were incrementalists, who were relatively honest about the widget's value; 37 percent were conservatives, who adopted the strategy of withholding information; and 21 percent were strategists, who were actively deceptive, mimicking incrementalist behavior by sending high suggestions during low-value trials and then reaping greater benefits by sending low suggestions during high-value trials.