the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political, and related controls in the at the cost of individual liberty.
support of or belief in the sovereignty of a , usually a republic.
Historical Examples

Marden was as old as the New System of statism and inhumanity that had started off disguised as social-democracy.
The Victor Bryce Walton

His theory is not merely statism (tatisme); it is pure despotism.
The Social Contract & Discourses Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Naturally enough, the criticisms of the syndicalists are leveled chiefly against political action, parliamentarism, and statism.
Violence and the Labor Movement Robert Hunter

the theory or practice of concentrating economic and political power in the state, resulting in a weak position for the individual or community with respect to the government

c.1600, in reference to church-state matters; 1919 as the opposite of individualism; from state (n.) + -ism.


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