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Definition of the noun adventurism

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noun - plural: adventurisms

  1. recklessness in politics or foreign affairs


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Adventurism is a pejorative term referring to politics or activism that involves reckless or irresponsible behavior or conduct pursued only in the interest of excitement. Adventurism is often used as a criticism against some government's policies. Countries pursuing foreign wars of dubious merit or which have little chance of success have often been accused of adventurism by opponents.

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Google previewReadings in Economic Sociology (2008)

by Nicole Woolsey Biggart

Because this behavior can be considered marginal and, at times, antagonistic to normative social activity, adventurism is an important source of social change. Yet, as a social phenomenon, adventurism is little understood, a fact perhaps ...

Google previewA History of Women Philosophers (1995)

Volume IV: Contemporary Women Philosophers, 1900-Today by M.E. Waithe

But what prevents the archetype of the adventurer, for example, from being the ethical hero points to an important element in Beauvoir's ethics, and that is that, in Beauvoir's judgment, adventurism is a form of solipsism. Beauvoirian ...

Google previewThe Route And The Ruse - some paddle thoughts (2014)

short lyrical prose essays... collected depth perceptions by Eric Lovald

Part of the war debt incurred through hasty military adventurism is a deficit in security which cannot be ...

Google previewThe Revolution of Hope (2011)

by Erich Fromm

Neither tired reformism nor pseudo-radical adventurism is an expression of hope. To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime. There is no sense in ...

Google previewStrategic Intelligence (2008)

A Handbook for Practitioners, Managers, and Users by Don McDowell

Fostering this sort of sense of intelligent adventurism is a key ...

Google previewFrontiers of Violence in North-East Africa (2011)

Genealogies of Conflict Since C.1800 by Richard J. Reid

The move- ment's regional adventurism is a reflection of the restless violence of the historic Eritrean frontier, and at least in part symptomatic of its frustration with and indeed contempt for the 'nation' it supposedly inherited. The rise of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie

The scientific study of deserts and desert landforms had its origins in the latter half of the nineteenth century driven by many external and internal forces including imperialism, colonialism, military adventurism, romance as well as the desire to ...

Google previewKGB Lexicon (2013)

The Soviet Intelligence Officers Handbook by Vasili Mitrokhin

It is 'characterised by extreme reaction, adventurism, deviousness anddisregard forthe norms oflaw, ethicsand moralitycombined with theuseofthe latest scientific andtechnological devices and sophisticated methodsand approaches'.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of France (2008)

by Gino Raymond

An economic downturn, added to the drain on the king's purse due to military adventurism in North America, had made the need for more revenue-raising imperative. By convoking the Estates General, the government of King Louis XVI took a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soviet Life

by Ilya Zemtsov

When used in politics rather than in art, avant-gardism is equated with adventurism, which denotes the lack of a "correct" understanding of existing realities and constraints. The appearance of the term "political avant-gardism" reflects, on the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of North-East India (2007)

by Col Ved Prakash

If nature abhors vacuum, so do the powerful neighbours; so by the early 13th century, it was tempting enough for them to try adventurism in Kamarupa. If the Shans entered from the East, the Muslims did from the West. The 13th century was ...

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Video shows what adventurism means. The behaviour of an adventurer, risk-taking.. The taking of excessive risks by a government in their political, economic or ...

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