(also clientism /ˈklʌɪəntɪz(ə)m/)
A social order which depends on relations of patronage: the political culture is steeped in corruption and clientelism
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- The country still suffers from extensive clientelism, patronage, and corruption in anything the government does.
- Novel aspects of state society relations such as clientelism and patrimonialism were opened up to inquiry.
- Extended kinship relations may create clientelism and protectionism as well as organized crime.
1970s: from Italian clientelismo 'patronage system'.
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- Elections were controlled through a clientelistic system based on the influence of landowners who thus wielded considerable power.
- Fascism thus laid the foundation for the post-war creation of a sectional and clientelistic system of welfare.
- The two majority parties have a long tradition of populist politics and they are quite prone to create clientelistic relations.
Definition of clientelism in:
- The US English dictionary