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 (lĭb′ər-ə-līz′, lĭb′rə-)
v. lib·er·al·ized, lib·er·al·iz·ing, lib·er·al·iz·es
To make liberal or more liberal: "Our standards of private conduct have been greatly liberalized ... over recent years" (Meg Greenfield).
To become liberal or more liberal.

lib′er·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
lib′er·al·iz′er n.
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Bersani, a former communist who turned into a market liberalizer when serving as a minister in previous centre-left administrations, faces an uphill task and is not at all guaranteed to become Italy's next prime minister.
In sum, Steinfeld argues that China is turning into "an authoritarian liberalizer in the East Asian developmental tradition" (p.
Here he describes the impact of globalization as a potential liberalizer but sees the creation of civil society, as demonstrated by independent associations, being stifled by the ruling families.
Central Europe, in turn, is outperformed by Estonia, the most fervent liberalizer in the post-communist world.
Likewise, Science at the Borders does not address the relationship between the politics of immigration affairs, as fought by liberalizer and restrictionist politicians and organizations on the national level, and the regional variations of the immigrants' inspection and admissions process.
At first glance, the experience of Mexico, a prominent liberalizer, challenges the argument that liberalization promotes growth.
So drug warriors have a stake in helping Colorado and Washington and other states find new paths toward an effective drug-control framework--just as liberalizers have a stake in keeping a regulatory handle on marijuana markets.
As Alexander Cooley wrote, liberalizers viewed the integration "as locking Kazakhstan into Russia's embrace and potentially delaying its accession into the WTO; some consumer groups complained of the higher Russian tariffs, especially on imported cars" (Cooley 2012:62).
Even India, long one of the world's most reluctant liberalizers, introduced reforms that encouraged firms to locate slices of activity there, particularly the services dimension of global production networks.
Heaven knows there were dissenters, liberalizers and nutbars aplenty at work within and without the Catholic Church as well.
In 1985, Reagan's own cia director William Casey told the president that Gorbachev and his allies in the Soviet system "are not reformers and liberalizers, either in Soviet domestic or foreign policy.
Scholars pointed to Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Kuwait, and Yemen as Arab liberalizers.