Definition of corporate state in English:

corporate state

noun

  • A state governed by representatives not of geographical areas but of vocational corporations of the employers and employees in each trade, profession, or industry.

    • ‘Start where the public is; tie the corporate state mentality to local issues that your community cares about; I guarantee there are links.’
    • ‘It's one thing to document how the corporate state threatens each of us and the world as a whole; it's quite another level of achievement to lay out the ways to fight back.’
    • ‘The aloof and pampered executives who run today's autocratic and secretive corporate states have effectively become our sovereigns.’
    • ‘The extent of corporate influence raises the question, to what extent are we living in a corporate state, and what might the implications be for democratic process and citizenship?’
    • ‘Somehow, the fates, or maybe evil geniuses in the corporate state, allocate money to some people and keep it away from others, to make people unequal and perpetuate an elitist system.’
    • ‘That's what we're up against: the corporate state.’
    • ‘Corporation and income taxes, he argues, prompted the creation of the final element in the corporate state.’
    • ‘Rather than vanishing, the government becomes symbiotic with the corporations: a corporate state.’
    • ‘Aside from Noam Chomsky's work as a linguist, he is a great critic of US foreign policy, the corporate state, and the media establishment.’
    • ‘The entire thrust of German policy since the 60s has been towards a corporate state.’
    • ‘The mainstream press takes a slant that's pro the corporate state because they are part of it.’
    • ‘The corporate state they are working to create is formally based on democratic rhetoric, constitutionalism, and free elections, but it is profoundly anti-democratic in practice.’
    • ‘Both are corporate states whose business structures, forged in industrial times, have proved wholly unsuited to the different demands of information societies.’
    • ‘I would argue that I don't live in a democracy but a corporate state.’
    • ‘With the freedom of the erstwhile colonies, the corporations and corporate states had to find a new means to dominate the world.’
    • ‘It just goes to show to what extent even freedom of speech has been thwarted in the corporate state we live in.’
    • ‘Is this a slippery slope toward a corporate state in which our employers control everything we do?’
    • ‘We live in a corporate state, and they control everything.’
    • ‘I have believed for a long time that we are not living in a democracy, but in a corporate state.’
    • ‘The point is that no votes will take place at all, merely consultations within the corporate state.’