Definitions

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  • n. The ability to be governed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Governableness.

Etymologies

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c. 1858 governable +‎ -ity

Examples

  • One might infer from that word "governability" that he thinks the Russian people need a political model which incorporates the kind of autocracy they have often had in the past.

    Those 'Ungovernable' Russians

  • It is certainly apparent President Lula sees "governability" and next year's election as the overriding priority and it has also led him to take sides with some unexpected partners.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • It is not about demonstrating "governability" without meeting the basic needs of the

    World and Global Politics Blog

  • Thirdly, domestic politics weigh in, such as 'governability' in Brazil where the PT governs with a slim margin and must make coalitions with conservative parties in parliament.

    Trade Observatory

  • The aim of the committee, as one participant at the Google meeting put it using a computer metaphor, is to "reboot" California through a series of integrated structural reforms that will help bring the state back to governability.

    Nathan Gardels: Time to "Reboot" California: Fixing Our Broken System Is on the Agenda

  • While Ricardo Alfonsín is appealing to those who are unhappy with the current power structure, many Argentines question whether a Radical politician could maintain governability of a system permeated with Peronists from the Congress to labor unions.

    Argentina's President Leads in Key Primary

  • So, in a world where governability is at a premium, the U.K. looks pretty good.

    U.K. Only Semi-Detached From Euro Zone's Troubles

  • So it seems that the problem is not ‘governability’, but the value detracting Democrat policies. joe Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Ungovernable

  • The agreement states: "The decision the National Congress adopts should establish a basis for achieving the social peace, political tranquility and democratic governability the society requires and the country needs."

    President Obama's Credibility on the Line in Honduras

  • The world needs words of hope, words to change the reality of millions of people, which are expressed in political policies of democratic and sustainable governability.

    Words to change the world

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