definitions of thesaurus terminology
definitions of terms used in thesaurus entries
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Thesaurus: 1501 entries.
DECISION MAKING (Search for related entries in the library)
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DEFICIT MODEL (Search for related entries in the library)
Scope Note: The notion that females have an inherent deficit that prevents or inhibits their entry into male-dominated fields. It suggests that females bear the responsibility for their own educational and occupational segregation.
DEINDUSTRIALIZATION (Search for related entries in the library)
Scope Note: A process of industrial decline brought about by capital disinvestment and resulting in the dislocation of workers.
DEMOCRACY (Search for related entries in the library)
Scope Note: A form of government that allows for the equal participation of citizens. In contrast to other forms of government such as dictatorship where not all citizens have equal access to and rights to participation in government decision making.
DEMOCRATIZATION (Search for related entries in the library)
Scope Note: The process of building governing structures that allow for the equal participation of stakeholders. Nations and organizations can go through an process of democratization.
DEPENDENCY (Search for related entries in the library)
Scope Note: A term used in the feminist political economy literature on the welfare state to describe sex/gender relations as they connect to the provision of welfare, broadly defined.