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  • (Of a method of persuasion or coercion) characterized by both the offer of reward and the threat of punishment: a carrot-and-stick approach
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    • Instead, they often employed a carrot-and-stick method by lightening heavy classical programs with occasional sentimental songs drawn from folk culture.
    • They drew upon a pre-existing fund of conservatism amongst some peasants and workers, while carrot-and-stick methods encouraged many more to join.
    • It was clear from his presentation that the carrot-and-stick methods of welfare delivery worked.

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