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heresthetic

/ˌhɛrəsˈθɛtɪk/
noun
1.
a political strategy by which a person or group sets or manipulates the context and structure of a decision-making process in order to win or be more likely to win
Derived Forms
heresthetical, adjective
heresthetician (ˌhɛrəsθəˈtɪʃən) noun
Word Origin
C20: coined, originally in the form heresthetics, by the US political scientist William Riker (1921–93), from Greek hairein to choose
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