antipolitics

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Etymology[edit]

Anti-politics (1843), from anti- +‎ politics

Noun[edit]

antipolitics (uncountable)

  1. Political activity outside of the mainstream political establishment.
    • 2000, Daphne Berdahl, Matti Bunzl, Martha Lampland, Altering states
      Antipolitics is a form of intellectual resistance []
    • 2008, Peter Alexander Meyers, Civic war and the corruption of the citizen (page 141)
      Now, cultural reaction against this development may have taken various forms: a boisterous antipolitics in which everyone rails against “usurpers in Washington,” []
  2. Avoidance of political debates and controversies
  3. Broad rejection of political institutions and processes
    • 1853, William Goodell, Slavery and Anti-slavery, page 518:
      the politics (perhaps we should say the anti-politics) of those who desired no civil government at all
    • 2008, Peter Alexander Meyers, Civic war and the corruption of the citizen, page 141:
      a boisterous antipolitics in which everyone rails against "usurpers in Washington"
  4. Elimination of military confrontation from politics
    • 1984, George Konrad, Antipolitics: An Essay:
      Antipolitics means refusing to consider nuclear war a satisfactory answer in any way.

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