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social democracy

n.
A political theory advocating the use of democratic means to achieve a gradual transition from capitalism to socialism. Also called democratic socialism.

social democrat n.
social democratic adj.

social democracy

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital) the beliefs, principles, practices, or programme of a Social Democratic Party or of social democrats
social democratic adj
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Noun1.social democracy - the belief in a gradual transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
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His rhetoric of class war suggests a complete break with mainstream social democracy.
As someone who grew up in the highly-politicised West Belfast, who worked within the field and who has worked in the community sector to empower people to change their lives for the better, the politics of social democracy is one which attracts.
In Underhill's words, the goal was to combine liberalism and social democracy to create a "real liberal party" (53) that was neither the business-oriented Liberal Party of post-Confederation Canada, nor the ideological socialist party that Underhill came to see the CCF as.
The reason for this loss of support is that EDEK now appears closer to the ideology of national socialism than social democracy.
Back in 1979, there was a young upstart called Alex Salmond, who for a time was expelled from the SNP for wanting to move the party away from being a fringe cultural movement into the mainstream of European social democracy.
Social democracy does not have to be monopolized by Marxists and practicing Muslims can also have social democratic claims.
The center-left Ciudadanos presents itself as a party that offers a mix of liberalism and social democracy in its platform.
Remaining Loyal: Social Democracy in Quebec and Saskatchewan, by David McGrane, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 373p.
For her, art criticism is one of the key areas of debate through which which our social democracy is maintained.
The HPR Speaker told Amady Ba the parliament is now open to citizens and civil society as part of anchoring a culture of participatory and social democracy, reads a press release from the HPR.
2014 concerning vocational training, employment and social democracy that transfers from the State to the Regions, as of 1.
In the current era, with declining coverage and power of trade unions across most capitalist nations and with neoliberalism rampant, the prospects for either laborism or social democracy seem so much more elusive.

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