social democracy

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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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For them, the most elementary civil rights so beloved of the "reforming" intellectuals are not secured, not to even mention socialist rights - the iron rice bowl.
Chinese state-owned enterprises are semibureaucratic, semicapitalist enterprises where the working class enjoys socialist rights.

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