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precommitment

(ˌpriːkəˈmɪtmənt)
n
a decision or set of decisions taken in the present in order to limit the agent's options in the future, i.e. to commit the agent in advance to a particular course of action or limited set of courses
adj
of or pertaining to a precommitment
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(9) Precommitment strategies (by which people commit to a certain course of action).
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Richard Lazarus has argued compellingly, however, that in the climate change context in particular, precommitment strategies to protect regulation from short-term reversals do not undermine democratic accountability; rather such asymmetric efforts to harden climate change law against deregulatory pressure enhance democratic accountability.
As Arjani 2009 points out, a rule-based approach "serves as an effective precommitment device, in that supervisors will not be put in the difficult and unpopular position of requesting on an ad hoc basis that banks raise their capital in the middle of an economic boom."
McGinnis and Rappaport point to the House supermajority requirement for tax-rate increases as "a modest precommitment by the majority not to go down a road that will make everyone worse off in the end as concentrated interest groups demand expenditures that beggar the nation as a whole." (50) In effect, entrenchment proponents maintain that the interests of present and future majorities can be served by a present majority's decision to alienate legislative policy flexibility.
Leechiu said that of this year's 937,000-sq-m projected demand for office space in Metro Manila, some 415,000 sq m were already precommitted as early as January this year, the largest precommitment activity in history.
In the literature, this strategy is termed as the precommitment strategy, which has been criticized for lacking rationality.
A constitution--just in order to be one--must, to that liminal extent, have the property sometimes decried as entrenchment (25) and sometimes explained as precommitment. (26)
As the Court noted, CEQA was not "intended to place unneeded obstacles in the path of project formation and development." (29) The Save Tara opinion noted the impossibility of establishing a "bright line" rule distinguishing between reasonable project planning and unlawful precommitment but made clear that exceptions to requiring early preparation of EIRs must not be allowed to swallow the rule.
Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commissioner Kevin Scarce found in his report that countries may be willing to provide a cash precommitment to SA to fund the building of enabling infrastructure.