heresthetic

/ (ˌhɛrəsˈθɛtɪk) /

noun

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

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Derived forms of heresthetic

heresthetical, adjectiveheresthetician (ˌhɛrəsθəˈtɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for heresthetic

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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