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Ruling or dominant in a political or social context.‘the bourgeoisie constituted the hegemonic class’
- ‘The question now is, what lesson does this hold for the current hegemonic power?’
- ‘In this view, advertising's role is to maintain the hegemonic dominance of consumption as the prime source of human happiness.’
- ‘They are complicit with the hegemonic power of the institutions where they work.’
- ‘Invariably in the process the culture of dominant groups emerge as hegemonic in nature.’
- ‘Rational constraints are placed on this struggle through the balance of power or hegemonic domination.’
- ‘The image of peace and order through a single hegemonic power centre has remained strong ever since.’
- ‘It is not enough for a hegemonic power to declare an official policy.’
- ‘Order in this part of the world can be maintained only due to a balance of power or some hegemonic force.’
- ‘American capitalism, to be sure, has been politically and economically hegemonic through its state and its capitalist enterprises.’
- ‘All statements and accounts of the world disguise hegemonic power relations and dominant discourses.’
- ‘They were a statement of working-class identity and a form of resistance to the hegemonic cultural values of the ruling class.’
- ‘As voices collide in this hegemonic relationship, social organization will be upset.’
- ‘It would also reduce the ability of one hegemonic power to take unilateral action or domineer.’
- ‘Whether through bribes or threats, all will eventually fall into line behind the hegemonic imperialist power.’
- ‘But it is also acknowledged that states can establish and maintain regimes in the absence of hegemonic power.’
- ‘History tells us a lot about the fates of hegemonic powers, and it is a tale that should give Americans pause.’
- ‘It is true that power that becomes hegemonic stirs up deep-seated desires of its annihilation.’
- ‘You can be sure that each one is being worked on or worked over by the hegemonic powers.’
- ‘Defence against the threat to the system posed by the USSR was one of the essential functions of the hegemonic power.’
- ‘It is related to domestic political considerations and the hegemonic position of Western powers.’
Mid 17th century: from Greek hēgemonikos capable of commanding, from hēgemōn leader.
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