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self-determination

the right of a nation or people to determine its own form of government without influence from outside
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Canon XXII, approved by General Synod in 2010, provides official recognition of "the structures through which the National Indigenous Ministry may be a self-determining community within the Anglican Church of Canada.
He critically analyzes the changes occurring in everyday modern rural life, and, and how communities have emerged from crisis to become self-determining entities.
The earlier article (published in March-April 2005) argued that depending on physicians' expertise--even refusing to question some of the medical suggestions physicians make--is a perfectly appropriate part of what it means to be a self-determining patient.
To be self-determining and fall into unconditional love.
As PM, Ted Heath signed our country up to what was then called the European Economic Community - a so-called free trade area, after being repeatedly warned by the Foreign Office that such a treaty would inexorably lead to Britain's demise as a self-determining sovereign nation.
Teaching students to become causal agents in their lives: The self-determining learning model of instruction.
Laura Prince, who was on the interim board and thus partly responsible for creating this mess, said, ``I'm seeking for us to be self-determining, rather than having DONE dictate to us.
Hegel incorporates this Rousseauian move into his own theory, arguing that rational social institutions are thus objectively necessary for a subject to be self-determining (as being free from the arbitrary wills of others) and that a subject must also be able to assume a subjective stance, or attitude, towards these institutions, such that the institutions can be seen to be expressions of his own will, to be that which makes his "social participation into (subjectively) free activity" (84).
Yeatman encourages scholars and policy makers to conceive of a solidaristic conception of individuality, whereby individuals are universally endowed with the capacity to be self-determining.
His argument against a self-determining will (the Arminian position) in Freedom of the Will (1754) fails because his assumption that every choice is determined by a previous act of the will speaks of two acts of the will for every choice, which is nonsensical.
Humanizing the built environment was a theme elaborated by numerous speakers, including Frei Otto, whose long commitment to reconciling architecture, green issues and technology ('doing less with more') was evinced in his recent work (the bulbous roof structure of Stuttgart rail way station is based on the self-determining form of a soap bubble) and Herman Hertzberger, who showed how the extraordinary, circular rammed earth structures of provincial China had influenced his social housing schemes in Germany.
Influenced by Kenley Dove's reading of Hegel, he seeks to invigorate a particular understanding of systematic philosophy, understood as the generation of a system of categories which shows itself to be presuppositionless and self-determining.