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Topic: Liberalism and conservatism in Latin America

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Liberalism may be used to describe one of several ideologies that claims individual liberty as one of the highest values in social life.
In Australia the situation is complicated by the fact that the Liberal Party of Australia is a right-of-centre party, encompassing thought from both conservative and classical liberal traditions (although currently the conservative wing, represented by John Howard, is dominant).
The special term "small-l liberal" has evolved; its meaning is not clearly defined but is generally closest to sense 1 (in that it champions civil liberties, and progressive causes such as the Republic and Aboriginal reconciliation, while maintaining a non-interventionist approach in economics).
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Another, common usage, is used as a shorthand for the ideology of social-democracy or "new" or "modern" liberalism.
However, though said liberal parties were originally founded on the Enlightenment tradition, they significantly diverged from it since they came to power in the 19th century, and "liberal" parties around the world are now based on a variety of loosely related ideologies.
In addition to the political usages above, the term "liberal" is also used in theology to refer to people who hold to views which depart from their religion's orthodoxy.
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