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Social control   /sˈoʊʃəl kəntrˈoʊl/   Listen
Social control

Control exerted (actively or passively) by group action.

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"Social control" Quotes from Famous Books

... lifted two more burdens appear. But as individual responsibility becomes developed, as we approach the time to which Galton looked forward, when the eugenic care for the race may become a religion, then social control over the facts of life becomes possible. Through the slow growth of knowledge concerning hereditary conditions, by voluntary self-restraint, by the final disappearance of the lingering prejudice against the control ...
— The Task of Social Hygiene • Havelock Ellis

... sort of vision of the social future into which we are passing. The details are indistinct. But the outline at least in which it is framed is clear enough. The safety of the future lies in a progressive movement of social control alleviating the misery which it cannot obliterate and based upon the broad general principle of equality of opportunity. The chief immediate direction of social effort should be towards the attempt ...
— The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice • Stephen Leacock

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