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verb administer, administrate, assume command, be in power, coercere, command, conduct, control, dictate, direct, dominate, enact, exercise authority, exercise power over, exert authority, give orders, guide, have auuhority, have executive charge of, have jurisdiction over, head, hold authority, hold office, hold sway, lead, legislate, manage, officiate, order, oversee, pilot, prescribe, preside over, prevail on, regere, regulate, reign, restrain, rule, steer, superintend, supervise, take charge, take command, wield authority
Associated concepts: governing authority, governing body, governing law
Foreign phrases: Minor minorem custodire non debet, alios enim praesumitur male regere qui seipsum regere nescit.A minor ought not to be guardian to a minor, for a person who knows not how to govern himself is presumed to be unfit to govern others. Mitius imperanti melius paretur. The more gently a person commands, the better he is obeyed.
See also: administer, command, condition, conduct, control, curb, direct, discipline, dominate, handle, inhibit, manage, manipulate, moderate, officiate, operate, order, overlook, oversee, predominate, preside, prevail, qualify, regulate, restrain, subject, subjugate, superintend, supervise, wield
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Each month describes different yet interrelated objectives of Peten's army that include reestablishing citizen security, defending the Guatemala-Belize border, fighting narcotrafficking, and recovering governability in the Maya Biosphere Reserve.
Unfortunately, this group has been unable to deliver a convincing strategy to deal with the current governability crisis and Mexico's stalling economy.
The Workers' Party, he argues, responded to this dilemma by shifting from a social counter-hegemonic governability strategy to an elite-centered strategy accepting of the existing distribution of power and institutional arrangements.
In the same way, Michel Coppedge, quoted by Camou (2001) defines governability as the degree to which the political system is institutionalized, meaning turn institutionalization as the process by which organizations and procedures acquire value and stability.
My argument is that these phenomena are signs of neoliberalism's systemic multi-faceted global political and economic crisis, a crisis that is central to relationships between states and societies and to constructions of subjectivity; and that we are seeing a related crisis of both governability and governmentality.
NTC officials said earlier that the ousted Libyan leader would be buried in a secret desert grave, ending a wrangle over his rotting corpse that led many to fear for the country's governability.
Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was buried on Tuesday in a secret desert grave, a National Transitional Council (NTC) official said, ending a wrangle over his rotting corpse that led many to fear for Libya's governability.
10) Bailey explores the effects of corruption on democratic governability in Latin America: some types of corruption are more important than others for democratic governability.
The more centralised that bargaining becomes, the greater the compliance problems and the greater the need for 'external support', for example, in the form of state backing to ensure governability (p.
a service delivery process repository based on standardized and reusable 'blueprints'; governability of system delivery and continuous improvement; transparency and business collaboration with internal and external clients and partners.
This chapter abounds with ironies like lax enforcement of the law enhanced a regime's legitimacy and corruption relieved tension between governing and governed and restored governability.
That may sound like a statement of the obvious, but it is not; because the foundations of a people's governability are far less obvious as people might think.