incrementalism

[in-kruh-men-tl-iz-uhm, ing-]
noun
a policy of making changes, especially social changes, by degrees; gradualism.

Origin:
1965–70; incremental + -ism

incrementalist, noun, adjective
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They also advocated a plan for broad change and rejected incrementalism.
Some health-reform purists will scoff at such incrementalism.
Practice creeping incrementalism rather than pushing projects through
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