neutralism


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neutralism

[′nü·trə‚liz·əm]
(ecology)
A neutral interaction between two species, that is, one having no evident effect on either species.
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Volf's political neutralism is directly contradicted by many other elements of his thinking.
In terms of the framework of cultural hybridisation put forward by Glissant, the relation is not reduced to neutralism in the context of "totalite-monde": a modicum of distinction is an indispensable contribution to "chaos-monde" (melting world).
Neutralism would have been the watchword of their foreign policies and, eventually, their communist parties (certainly in France and Italy) would have grown in influence and power.
In addition, these categories are similar to, in Plantinga's (1997) words, the "metaphysical assumptions that divide" ontological naturalism from "methodological neutralism," including the assumptions "that human beings are material objects," "dualism," and the "deterministic assumptions that seem to underlie much social science" (p.
Washington was then ''concerned that potential electoral success by leftist political forces would strengthen Japanese neutralism and eventually pave the way to a leftist government in Japan,'' it said.
People who insist upon upholding the concept of moral neutralism (i.
He has pursued a policy of neutralism and does not want to be seen as alienating Zanu PF officials and supporters who belong to the church.
20) By 1967, neutralism had been superseded by hostility because, as the Protestant church historian Martin Marty put it, "being anti-Israel has become part of the anti-Establishment gospel" as liberal Protestant elites rejected traditionalism in favor of "liberation theology" and other fashionable versions of leftism.
Ambassador to Japan, to the State Department stated that everyone in Japan knew about MacArthur's plan to dissolve the Japanese military, destroy the zaibatsu, sponsor a Peace Constitution, and instill neutralism during the first phase of the Occupation (1945-47).
In my article, 'The Netherlands: From Euroscepticism to Europhoria' in the October 2001 number of this journal, I came to the conclusion that the Netherlands went from high-handed neutralism to reluctant participant in the European adventure.
We here, although under increasing fire by a barrage of attempted neutralism, have managed to maintain a healthy dose of healthy tradition during holiday time, and, in fact, all of the time.
He also gives him credit for acquiring Irish ports from Neville Chamberlain and conducting a British slanted neutralism in World War II, but harshly judges the results of his trade war with Britain.