A corporatist regime or agenda is one whose rationale is explicitly in terms of corporatism. That is, the desirability of all groups in society getting along within the current balance of forces, without regard for abstract ideas of constitutionality and balance of powers.

It is rare to hear an agenda that admits to having only such a rationale in modern politics. Usually it is masked in terms such as "economic sense" or "realism" which indicates a lack of will to challenge the status quo or its major power players.

The analysis of modern corporatism is thus in most cases from the perspective of its opponents, similar to that of capitalism.