- Borrowing from French dirigiste, from diriger ("to run, to direct"), from Latin dirigere, present active infinitive of dīrigō ("direct, steer") (Wiktionary)
“After much yardage of "feel-good" waffle, EurActive gets down to brass tacks on regulatory issues, telling us that Witney, "…does not believe a change of the overall situation for European defence procurement can be achieved with 'dirigiste' measures from Brussels that members states are not comfortable with.”
“He does not actually argue that "a change of overall situation for European defence procurement" cannot be achieved "with 'dirigiste' measures from Brussels", merely that it cannot be achieved "with measures… that members states are not comfortable with.”
“This state intervention has entailed detailed "dirigiste" planning and implementation of comprehensive development programmes, fully accepting the concept of a developmental state.”
“* This state intervention has entailed detailed "dirigiste" planning and implementation of comprehensive development programmes, fully accepting the concept of a developmental state.”
“Protectionist trade policy and dirigiste industrial policy meet at several junctions.”
“Contrast that to a Napoleonic, top-down, dirigiste environment where a mere individual, literally or metaphorically, needs to be somehow 'licensed': a 'permis a creer', as it were.”
“In India, which still hasn't fully recovered from its dirigiste past, a new set of rules begets another one, and bureaucracy easily expands.”
“US policies continue to allow foreign dirigiste economies to steal a march on solar and carbon-reducing technologies.”
“It is the "ever-closer union" that sceptics claim will yield a brittle political economy, Germanic and dirigiste at the centre, Latin and rebellious at the fringe.”
“In 2007, France elected a president in Nicolas Sarkozy who promised "rupture" with dirigiste stagnation.”
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