Suppose some government policy tends to help large communities rather than small ones.

I want to describe this as a noun.

Will "size-advantageousness of policy" be a good choice to describe that?

Or is there any better alternative?

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    If somebody said "size-advantageousness of policy" to me, I wouldn't have any idea what they were talking about. – Simon B Dec 20 '15 at 21:01
  • A policy principally for the benefit of large communities ? – WS2 Dec 20 '15 at 21:39
  • A majoritarian policy? – ottodidakt Dec 22 '15 at 10:03

I would try:

The bias of the policy toward large communities is such that...

Admittedly, this construction requires the prepositional phrase after it for clarity/specificity, but it can be used in the same noun phrase template that you provided.


You may refer to it as:

  • A policy that discriminates against small communities.

I would always use the word discrimination which means:

the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people

In your example, you could use:

The policy discrimination against small communities...


The discriminating policy against small communities...



Rather than size-advantageousness, could I suggest benefit-of-scale. I would use it as:

There is a benefit-of-scale to the policy, such it helps large communities much more than small communities.

Definitions from dictionary.reference.com:

benefit - something that is advantageous or good; an advantage

scale - a certain relative or proportionate size or extent

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