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Definition of the noun elitism

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noun - plural: elitisms

  1. the attitude that society should be governed by an elite group of individuals

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Google previewThe Illusions of Postmodernism (2013)

by Terry Eagleton

Elitism is a belief in the authority of a select few, which in cultural terms usually suggests that values either are or should be the preserve of a privileged group, self-elected or othen/vise, one which derives its authority either from some status other than its cultural standing (its social or religious background, for example), or from its cultural clout alone. Such elitism is not at all incompatible with a certain vein of populism, as the thought of W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot and Benito Mussolini amply ...

Google previewRobot Cognition and Navigation (2007)

An Experiment with Mobile Robots by Srikanta Patnaik

Elitism: While creating new population by crossover and mutation, there is more chance that the best chromosome is lost. Elitism is the name of a method that first copies the best chromosome or a few best chromosomes to the new population. The rest is done ...

Google previewDemocratic Debate (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Elitism Bill Balkan Federation Federalist Elitism is the belief or.

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Populism (2017)

by Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Paul A. Taggart, Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Pierre Ostiguy

Unlike democracy, which is often seen as “the mirror of populism” (Panniza, 2005a, elitism is the true mirror-image of populism. Most notably, it shares with populism the Manichean division between the two antagonistic and homogeneous groups, the people and the elite. Consequently, both elitism and populism reject essential aspects of liberal democracy, particularly the politics of compromise. After all, compromise can only lead to the corruption of the pure. But in contrast to ...

Google previewThe Apocryphal Gospels of Mary in Anglo-Saxon England (1998)

by Mary Clayton

The strong vein of elitism is a 66 3 The ...

Google previewAn Ethics of Sanity (2011)

by Sid Prise

As the most indispensable part of the structure of civilization, through all its political and economic forms throughout history, the delusional mindset underlying elitism is the root cause of all the others. The underlying delusion of the elite is that there needs to be one. There are “better” people, and there are “ worse.” The better are those who are “blessed by the gods” (as in feudal and ancient societies), or who are “intelligent and innovative” (as is assumed of the capitalist elites), or even ...

Google previewClass in America: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2007)

An Encyclopedia by Robert E. Weir

trillion and tax expenditures of over $700 billion, entitlements are 14 232 ☆ ELITISM.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Theory (2010)

A - E by Mark Bevir

Yet, empirical elitism also appealed to Marxian figures like Vladimir Lenin and Antonio Gramsci. In the years following World War II, however, the classic elitists' writings were much in vogue among American social scientists committed to a kind of liberal constitutionalism. James Burnham depicted Mosca, Pareto, and Michels as Machiavellians whose realistic analysis of elite actors and rejection of utopian egalitarianism represented the best hope of democracy—as defined in terms of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Politics (2015)

by David Professor Robertson

Elitism. Elitism (or elitist theory) is a rather loose term used to describe a variety of political theories. What all the theories have in common is the conviction that every political system, whatever its official ideology, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Government and Politics (1992)

by M. E. Hawkesworth, Maurice Kogan

pinpointing principally the tensions between socialist democracy and the vanguardist elitism of Lenin's centralist organizational innovations. The evolution of the Leninist culture into Stalinist dictatorship provoked further Marxist recharacterizations of the regime by Trotsky ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics (2009)

by Iain McLean, Alistair McMillan

elitism. 1. The belief: that government ought in principle, always and everywhere, to be confined to elites. Rarelya workedout doctrinein its own right, more often a piece of unexamined value judgement,or aview whichfollows from some more general argument inpolitical philosophy,as for example in *Plato's Republic. 2. The belief: that government isin practice confinedto elites; that, following a maxim of *Hume, 'ought implies can' (in other words, that there isno point in saying that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Media and Communication (2013)

by Marcel Danesi

This is the tension between elitism and egalitarianism, where culture is either considered to be the preserve of a few or is, alternatively, posited as the possession of all. Within each tension the fate of culture can be played out in a number of different 1ways. Within the parameters of absolutism/ relativism and elitism/egalitar ianism, ...

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Elitism Meaning

Video shows what elitism means. The belief that a society or system should be run by an elite.. The superior attitude or behaviour associated with an elite.

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There's a certain elitism that has crept into the attitudes of some in journalism, and it played out perfectly over the issue of these little American flag lapel pins. (Brit Hume)
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Scrabble value of E1L1I1T1I1S1M3

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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