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personalism

(pĕr′sŭn-ă-lĭzm)
A social theory of health care that stresses the importance of respect for the dignity and individuality of those people for whom care is provided.
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Commentary and analysis of Obama's public leadership needs to shift from simple personalistic traits toward a more sophisticated analysis of the enduring institutional and developmental patterns that structure American politics.
This latitude will also be helpful in countries where the more personalistic and less institutional populism lingers on: liberals will have fewer impediments to criticizing the incompatibilities of populism's messages and its policies as well as its incompetence in fulfilling its promises, the dreadful practical consequences of its interventionism, its corruption, its abuse of power, its clientelism, its sectarianism, its cult of personality, and all of the ridiculous and grotesque features that always characterize it.
The university faculty considered Valli's personalistic reflection and critical reflection when designing the unit's standards for reflective transformative practitioner (1997).
Unfortunately, one gets the impression that Leithart pushes hard to make sense of these things so as to demonstrate Athanasius' Nicean Orthodoxy in holding to a personalistic trinity.
This enlarged mandate, however, emboldened Mutharika to adopt an increasingly personalistic form of leadership.
Empirical studies also indicate the model's viability as a tool for dealing with personalistic aspects of communication dilemma in the human system (Hall, 1974).
He concluded that "phenomenological, holistic, and personalistic lines of thought: although a minority perspective, are more consistent with Christian understandings of persons than "strictly" (p.
The mystics may be on the mark in questioning personalistic language about God.
When the dominant theme is personalistic, a legitimized anarchy exists; and the locus of decision making is within a given individual.
Personalistic orientation: A strongly personalistic orientation is widespread in traditional societies characterized by corporate solidarity groups like tribes.
As in commercial markets, participants in a complex conflict may enter as small, personalistic companies.
Among these various views, some tended towards the type of pantheism found in Spinoza, which abjured any kind of personalistic God and could be thought to blend into a type of materialistic atheism.