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  • A broad term that generally means balanced or indicates a state of equilibrium. Countries may achieve economic stability, where inflation does not occur. Societies may reach population stability, where the number of births equals the number of deaths. Environmental or ecological stability can occur in nature. Political stability indicates that a society's government is not at risk of being overrun or ousted. Psychologically, stability can refer to a person's balanced emotional state, self-concept, or any number of other psychological concepts.

    10.4135/9781412972024.n2402

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