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 Social Democratic Party: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
The party joined in an electoral alliance with the Liberal party in 1981 and merged with the Liberals in 1988 to form the Social and Liberal Democratic party, now the Liberal Democrats.
Democratic Alliance SDP Social Democratic Party STV single transferable...1964-1979 The British Social Democratic party or SDP was launched at the...
In 1898 the Social Democratic party was formed by a group led by Eugene V. Debs...group, led by Morris Hillquit, united with the Social Democratic party to form the Socialist party.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/social_democratic_party.jsp   (1780 words)

  
 The Democratic Party
In 1798, the "party of the common man" was officially named the Democratic-Republican Party and in 1800 elected Jefferson as the first Democratic President of the United States.
The Jacksonian Democrats created the national convention process, the party platform, and reunified the Democratic Party with Jackson's victories in 1828 and 1832.
Democratic Party leader William Jennings Bryan led a movement of agrarian reformers and supported the right of women's suffrage, the progressive graduated income tax and the direct election of Senators.
www.democrats.org /a/party/history.html   (1387 words)

  
 The Social Democratic Party (UK) : Social Democratic Party (UK)
It was created in 1981 as a breakaway group from the Labour Party by those who thought the Labour Party had moved too far to the left, making it unelectable and leaving the Conservative Party effectively unchallenged.
It created the SDP-Liberal Alliance with the Liberal Party late in 1981, under the joint leadership of Jenkins and David Steel.
Although they beat the other parties to second place behind William Hague in the Richmond by-election in 1989, by 1990 the SDP finished behind the Official Monster Raving Loony Party in the Bootle by-election.
www.fastload.org /so/Social_Democratic_Party_(UK).html   (503 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Profile: The Democratic Party
The Democratic Party first emerged in the 1790s under the leadership of Thomas Jefferson, organised around the protection of agricultural interests and opposed to concentration of power in the hands of the federal government.
As the minority party - reliant on southern support and the votes of ethnic minorities in the North - the Democrats began to identify with the more marginalised groups such as poor farmers in the west and those left behind by the growth of big business in the late 19th Century.
Any hopes of a Democrat revival in 2001, when a Republican defection handed them control of the Senate, were dashed by the terrorist attacks of 11 September, which in effect suspended normal partisan politics for over a year.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/3341043.stm   (1124 words)

  
 Party Politics Vol. 1, Issue 2, p. 171
Sometimes parties initiate a policy facelift by changing or repackaging their policies, altering their identity by moving to the left, or getting tough on crime, or embracing family values, or championing nationalism, or stressing some other policy shift.
The manifesto project data for eight parties in Britain, Germany and the USA were analyzed to determine how much parties changed their emphasis on particular issues in their manifestos between elections held from the 1950s to the 1980s.
While election defeat is surely not a sufficient cause for party change, and may stop short of being necessary for at least some types and levels of change, this study provides new evidence of an important role for poor electoral performance in explaining when and why parties change.
www.partypolitics.org /volume01/v01i2p171.htm   (529 words)

  
 The Party of Sabotage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
From September to March, the Democratic Party played the classic role of appeasers, seeking every excuse possible not to call Saddam Hussein's bluff or call him to account for his defiance of international agreements.
It is a national tragedy that in this hour of national crisis the Democratic Party does not have a single statesman who might follow the example of Tony Blair and stand up to the saboteurs and speak out for a bipartisan front against those who have sworn to destroy us.
That Democrats are not rallying around the president in his efforts to carry on the work of peace is an unforgivable betrayal.
www.carmical.net /articles/sabotage.html   (923 words)

  
 Maldives : Building a national consensus for democracy | Asian Tribune
It is an honour to be invited to speak to the National Council of the Maldivian Democratic Party.
But broadly we tried to identify the extent of the common ground between the government and your party on the democratic reform agenda and to agree steps that would create an atmosphere in which those reforms could be accelerated.
British MPs and Lords ask why Tamil Tigers are allowed to use UK as a base for terrorism.
www.asiantribune.com /index.php?q=node/3530   (3005 words)

  
 Democratic Party
The Republican Party was established at Ripon, Wisconsin in 1854 by a group of former members of the Whig Party and the Free-Soil Party.
In his cartoons the Democratic Party was a donkey and the Republican Party, an elephant.
The Democratic Party derived its strength originally from its adoption of the principles of equal and exact justice to all men.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAdemocratic.htm   (1417 words)

  
 What Next for the Labor Party
When the time finally became ripe for establishing a labor party based on the unions, it could have been with the understanding that union affiliates were bound to support that party's candidates and none other (as is the practice with other labor parties around the globe).
The British experience is cited here to show that in that country as well as in other industrial nations, labor parties were created at a time when labor was experiencing an upsurge, whereas in the U.S. the labor movement had been in retreat for decades immediately prior to the birth of the Labor Party.
The Labor Party has survived this very difficult period with its affiliates still on board, a national leadership due to meet this December, a paper that continues to be published, and a national organizer, Mark Dudzic, who is a dedicated trade unionist and committed to maintaining and building the Party.
www.kclabor.org /what_next_for_the_labor_party.htm   (3623 words)

  
 Reform Democratic Party
And, what assurances do DFA Democrats have that DLC Democrats won't continue their duopolistic cooperation with the Republican Party that disenfranchised the 70% majority population of the United States, the Working and Poor Class and Culture, prior to the existence of Democracy For America, DFA.
I am certain that DLC Democrats have figured out by now that they do not have sufficient numbers to hold political power in the government of the United States without the VOTING STRENGTH of DFA Democrats, and DLC Democrats are looking to improve VOTING STRENGTH for their DLC Agenda at the expense of DFA Democrats.
DFA Democrats must not be so foolish as to give their votes freely in support of DLC Democrats that abandoned them and left them without political representation since the time of Goldwater.
www.reformdemocraticparty.blogspot.com   (2529 words)

  
 Socialism Today - Ken Livingstone and a new workers' party
Mass parties of the working class have either not existed (the USA), have been severely weakened, or have moved towards the right under the pressure of neo-liberalism, and a vacuum has opened up.
Notwithstanding his pro-market, 'social democratic' stance, the perception is that he stands to the left of Blair, not just on transport but in opposition to the government's openly pro-capitalist, Tory agenda.
From the campaign against racism and the neo-fascist British National Party in the 1990s, to the student field, to the trade union field and now the electoral field, what is transparent is that it is not possible for genuine socialist alliances to be established with the SWP.
www.socialismtoday.org /46/workers_party.html   (3463 words)

  
 Maldivian Democratic Party
MDP cancelled 10th November because the party feared that coming out on 10th November would mean facing live bullets – such was the extent of the insanity that had overtaken the government.
The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) calls upon the Maldivian government to cease and disavow the use of such violence to silence voices and eliminate challenges to their continued and unencumbered rule.
If the Maldives is to move from a monarchical to a democratic system of legitimacy, the government must truly accept as a basic assumption that its people are entitled to organise, mobilise and fully engage in the political life of their country without fear or threat of violence.
www.mdp.org.mv /content/blogcategory/6/34   (2555 words)

  
 German Social Democratic Party
The German Social Democratic Party (SDP) was established in 1875 with the publication of its Gotha programme.
After the anti-socialist law ceased to operate in 1890, the SDP grew rapidly and in 1912 the party won 110 seats in the Reichstag.
The Nazi Party banned the SDP in June 1933 and most of its leaders were arrested and sent to concentration camps.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERsdp.htm   (1030 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Northern Ireland
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern announce that Northern Ireland's legislature is to be reconvened on May 15, 2006.
The IRA blames the British government and Blair for the move, saying it's up to the British government to create confidence in the peace process by honouring its obligations.
The British government suspends Northern Ireland's power-sharing cabinet in Belfast because of IRA disarmament refusals.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/northernireland/timeline.html   (2191 words)

  
 Local Party Internet Quarters
Where the Green party and the Reform party appeared to be alternatives, several years of admirable attempts have not delivered much visible result due to the district system.
From the perspective of success the Green party was not able to achieve anything other than a blemished face, since the choice to move away from realistic goals also made this party move far away from what the voters considered to be real.
Yet locally each Local Party is different because it is based on you and the particular mainstream of the neighborhood and city that you have chosen as your home.
www.localparty.org   (5639 words)

  
 Britain's Conservatives Must Reclaim the Anglo-American Special Relationship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
At the same time, British conservatives resented what they perceived to be an exclusive and close political relationship between the Bush Administration and the leadership of the Labour Party.
A right-of-center U.S. administration had developed close ties with a British social democratic party that had abhorred U.S. foreign policy for most of the 1980s and 1990s, while largely cold-shouldering a British conservative political movement that had for decades been a staunch supporter of the United States.
In parallel, a substantial minority of British conservatives adopted a virulent strand of anti-Americanism that had been the exclusive preserve of the Left.
www.heritage.org /Research/Europe/wm955.cfm   (1399 words)

  
 Perceptions: NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Hero of the community [reporting primarily on Jack Layton, who is running for leadership of federal New Democratic Party; details of Layton's history of support of gay community; mention that opponent in race, Bill Blaikie, "has also been a friend of the queer community"].
Note: The New Democratic Party was elected to form the government of Saskatchewan in 1991.
Editorial [in which author wonders whether the New Democratic Party, which forms the present Saskatchewan government and draws many votes from the queer community, is really that strong in its support of gays/lesbians; mentions two events in the last months that cause questioning].
library2.usask.ca /srsd/perceptions/1703.html   (970 words)

  
 CBC - Canada Votes 2006 - Leaders and Parties
The New Democratic Party was founded in 1961, bringing together the Prairie-based Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and the unions of the Canadian Labour Congress.
His party was elected with 19 seats in June 2004, just enough to help the Liberals get their budget through the next spring.
When the opposition parties wanted to push for an election after the Nov. 1, 2005, Gomery report, it was up to Layton to decide whether his party would continue to support Martin’s Liberals.
www.cbc.ca /canadavotes/leadersparties/parties/ndp.html   (487 words)

  
 Elections BC
Communist Party of BC Communist Party of BC Confederation Party of British Columbia
Confederation Party of BC Consensual Democratic Party of British Columbia
New Democratic Party of B.C. New Democratic Party of BC None of the Above Party of BC None of the Above Party of BC Party Of Citizens Who Have Decided To Think For Themselves And Be Their Own Politicians
www.elections.bc.ca /reg/polpartynamesused.htm   (173 words)

  
 Texas Democratic Party | Texas Democrats: Moving Texas Forward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A group of concerned conservative and centrist Democrats calling themselves the “New Southern Democrats” are beginning the preliminary meetings for a state-wide and national new club with the express purpose to bring together the money, mechanics, and message to elect Democrats in Republican “red” states like Texas.
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Barbara Ann Radnofsky expressed her support for the Geneva Conventions and its protection of U.S. troops.
Texas Democratic Party leaders must "turn off the central heat and air and get out and talk to friends and neighbors" before their candidates can challenge Republican dominance at the county and statewide levels, recently-elected party chairman Boyd Richie says.
www.txdemocrats.org   (2725 words)

  
 AlterNet: Selling Out the Democratic Party
The near-defeat of Democratic nominee Gavin Newsom in the San Francisco mayoral race is yet another example of the self-destructive strategy of the party leadership.
The sad, mostly unacknowledged fact is that in the shadow of Bill Clinton's enormous charisma and political brilliance, the Democratic Party has been steadily receding in influence across this country for more than a decade.
The forces the Democratic Party chooses to nurture and align itself with in San Francisco are parallel to those that Gray Davis rode to an epic defeat: wealthy individuals and corporate lobbies.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=17362   (993 words)

  
 Democratic party — FactMonster.com
Democratic party, American political party; the oldest continuous political party in the United States.
Democratic party: Bibliography - Bibliography See C. Beard, Economic Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy (1915); A. Schlesinger,...
Democratic party: The Dominant Party - The Dominant Party As the Federalist party waned, politics came to consist mainly of feuds within...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0815130.html   (122 words)

  
 The Conservative and Unionist Party, British democratic political party
The Conservative and Unionist Party (also known as the Tories) is a leading British democratic political party with values centered around a sovereign nation of enterprise and prosperity, opportunity and ownership, law and order and first class public services.
With the Tories now in opposition the party is undergoing fundamental changes and restructuring.
The party now serves as the "civil service" to the shadow cabinet and takes the lead on Conservative policy research and the criticism of government policy.
ie3global.oregonstate.edu /ie3/openings/uk3.html   (317 words)

  
 Teacher Resources - Feature - Elections the American Way: Party System
The Democratic Party and the Republican Party are the most powerful.
It is likely that political parties will continue to play a major role in presidential elections in the new millennium.
Other Americans routinely vote a "party ticket" in their belief that a particular political party will best represent their wishes for governing the nation.
memory.loc.gov /learn/features/election/partysys.html   (597 words)

  
 The Democratic Party - Peace, Progress, Prosperity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Paul Chow, Party President, has stated that he continues to position the Democratic Party despite the manipulations of the SPPF, to be able to challenge the status quo.
He should have added, " and my party was wrong when it intervened in 1977 to stop the private sector and move to State Control".
We are appealing to all peace loving Seychellois in Seychelles and all over the world to join with the Democratic Party in making Seychelles the paradise it really deserves to be, for all its people and for the generation to come.
www.dpseychelles.org   (435 words)

  
 Party Line
Volunteers from Democratic clubs, civic groups, high schools and colleges have already signed up for every day of the month, but we have a lot of ground to cover and everyone needs to do their part to ensure that we win.
An activist in Sacramento, upon talking to the husband of a registered Democrat found out the man was actually a Republican, but upon hearing from his neighbor about the values of the Democratic Party he decided to re-register as a Democrat.
In Fresno, a woman greeted the walkers and proudly announced she had just registered to be a Democrat because she realized that it was the Democratic Party that had a clear vision for America.
blog01.kintera.com /partyline   (10018 words)

  
 Members   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
By being a member, you are playing your part in strengthening the Labour Party and transforming Britain into a country where there is opportunity for all.
The LibDems have over 600 local parties around the country which organise campaigns, fight elections, including council by-elections, and promote the party's policies.
Materials to help fight election campaigns are available from Liberal Democrat Image and from the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /experiment/new_page_3.htm   (450 words)

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