Discipline: Political Science, Sociology
Theory of proper method of social reform employed by Austrian philosopher Karl Popper (1902-1994).
Rather than engage in grand schemes, government should deal with problems as they emerge, and respond to social or economic deficiencies in an ad hoc manner.
Piecemeal social engineering was a concept favored by those attracted to the idea of an end of ideology.
Roger Scruton, A Dictionary of Political Thought (London, 1987)