antistatism


noun

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

noun

  1. 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
n.

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

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