Definition of dirigisme in English:

dirigisme

Syllabification: di·ri·gisme
Pronunciation: /ˈdiriˌZHizəm, ˌdiriˈZHizəm, ˌdērēˈZHēsm(ə)
 
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noun

  • State control of economic and social matters.
    More example sentences
    • The collapse of communism finally undid socialist dirigisme.
    • At the heart of Europe's reticence to follow the USA into the information free-for-all is a curious mixture of Continental, right wing dirigisme and social democratic, anti - market prejudice.
    • Examples of active industrial policy range from the French tradition of indicative economic planning or dirigisme to the various degrees of government support and direction in East Asia.

Derivatives

dirigiste

Pronunciation: /ˌdiriˈZHēst, ˌdirē-/
adjective
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  • Substantial middle and upper middle income groups have emerged, but in most developing countries they are thwarted by dirigiste policies that limit personal freedom and economic opportunities.
  • Neoclassical orthodoxy provided the intellectual foundations of a collectivist - or at any rate an interventionist and dirigiste - political consensus.
  • His political legacy, originally intended to be tighter integration of Britain into Europe, now looks like becoming the disengagement of Britain from a federalist, dirigiste, protectionist monolith.

Origin

1950s: from French, from the verb diriger, from Latin dirigere 'to direct'.

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