CORPORATISM, derived from the Latin word corpus, is a political or social system in which a government or society creates alliances with professional, social, and economic groups to promote an agenda. In general terms, a corporatist system usually refers to governmental systems. Essentially, corporatism alludes to the parts of a society contributing to the development of that particular entity. However, on the social level, it can refer to social systems in relation to the Catholic Church or other interest groups.

Historically, the idea of corporatism evolved in the medieval era, in the 1300s. Medieval society was centered around the Catholic Church or societal guilds. Thus, corporatism in the pre-Reformation era centered on social guidance, rather than on any political or economic goals. In more recent times, ...

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