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pro·tec·tion·ism

 (prə-tĕk′shə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The advocacy, system, or theory of protecting domestic producers by impeding or limiting, as by tariffs or quotas, the importation of foreign goods and services.

pro·tec′tion·ist n.
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pro•tec•tion•ism

(prəˈtɛk ʃəˌnɪz əm)

n.
the practice of protecting domestic industries from foreign competition by imposing import duties or quotas.
[1855–60]
pro•tec′tion•ist, n., adj.
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protectionism

the theory or practice of a method of fostering or developing industry through restrictive tariffs on foreign imports. — protectionist, n., adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protectionism - the policy of imposing duties or quotas on imports in order to protect home industries from overseas competition
economic policy - a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues
import barrier, trade barrier - any regulation or policy that restricts international trade
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Translations

protectionism

[prəˈtekʃənɪzəm] Nproteccionismo m
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protectionism

[prəˈtɛkʃənɪzəm] nprotectionnisme m
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protectionism

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protectionism

[prəˈtɛkʃˌnɪzm] nprotezionismo
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References in classic literature ?
Now, sooner than let the Protectionists triumph, the Cobden Club itself would blow the gaff and point out to the workers that Protection only means compelling the proprietors of England to employ slaves resident in England and therefore presumably--though by no means necessarily--Englishmen.
It is so interesting to find that a man of his experience is a strong Protectionist."
But protectionists use the idea of people being duped to wrap everything up in red tape.
Clashing over Commerce illustrates many elementary economic errors made by the protectionists. The Republicans' 1908 presidential platform included the plank, "The true principle of protection is best maintained by the imposition of such duties as will equal the difference between the cost of production at home and abroad, together with a reasonable profit to American industries." As Irwin notes, this idea of equalizing costs of production ignores the fact that differences in the (comparative) cost of production constitute "the very basis for international trade." If two parties can produce the same things at the same costs, there is no benefit to be derived from exchange.
Head of the UNDP regional practice poverty team Ben Slay said that some countries pursue protectionists policy.
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said that the Philippines and other Apec members wanted to make sure that their partners would not take a protectionists stand in the wake of the current euro crisis and the slowdown of some countries like China.
Protectionists may be vegetarians and respect all animals overall, for instance - cat owners or rescue dog owners.
Nothing reflects this better than how "protection" and "protectionists" have become terms of derision.
Paulson, who believes open markets invariably produce prosperity, favors a soft approach to dealing with congressional protectionists. While in China, he had kind words for Schumer and Graham.
There are what we might call "academic" free traders (anything goes to establish trade advantage just as long as the consumer gets a cheap price), fair traders (rules-based trade) and true protectionists (close the borders).
Lindsey argues that today's protectionists have made the same mistake Perot did: They've confused "a temporary, cyclical downturn with a permanent reduction in the economy's job-creating capacity....
There are eight times more protectionists than free traders in the outgoing European Parliament, according to this study written by Fredrik Erixon, Chief Economist at Stockholm think tank Timbro, and Niklas H Rossbach, Research Student at the European University Institute in Florence.