Les Intraduisibles: German-English


entmuendigen, Entmuendigung
Entmuendigen: to derive someone of the ability, opportunity, or perhaps even right, to speak for him/heself, or themselves. In this sense, Philippe Schmitter's concept of corporatism is the "top down" perspective, whereas from the viewpoint of those "below" (e.g. classes, groups, unions, etc.) "Entmuendigung" i.e their inability to speak for themselves, is the learned condition.

Frank Volker 3/18/2002