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  Liberalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberalism is a political current embracing several historical and present-day ideologies that claim defense of individual liberty as the purpose of government.
At the core of this wave of liberalism was most often the ideal of a night-watchman state, a state limited to the functions of upholding the law, preventing abuses of civil authority, expanding markets and defending the country.
Liberalism was to make a third dramatic transformation: the creation of a more elaborate state apparatus was argued for as the bulwark of individual liberty and the continuation of capitalism without resorting to dictatorship.
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 liberalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Classical liberalism remains is a source of inspiration in many liberal parties, as it is for libertarians and for neo-liberalss (such as Margaret Thatcher).
Political liberalism in and outside Europe is a broad political currentcurrent ranging from free-market liberalism to social liberalism and represented around the world by various national liberal parties and other organizations.
Neoliberalism is a modern revival of at least the economic aspects of classical liberalism and is exemplified in the administrative efforts of Ronald Reagan and, to a lesser extent, Bill Clinton of the United States, and of Margaret Thatcher and (again to a lesser extent) Tony Blair of the United Kingdom.
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Liberalism can be understood as (1) a political tradition (2) a political philosophy and (3) a general philosophical theory, encompassing a theory of value, a conception of the person and a moral theory as well as a political philosophy.
Those who insist that liberalism is ultimately a nihilistic theory can be interpreted as arguing that this transition cannot be made successfully: liberals, on their view, are stuck with a subjectivistic or pluralistic theory of value, and no account of the right emerges from it.
Prominent liberals have recently shied away from the conception of liberalism as a comprehensive philosophy, and have sought to return to its roots: as a purely political doctrine.
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 Liberalism - encyclopaedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Since liberalism also focuses on the ability of individuals to structure a society, it is almost always opposed to totalitarianism, and often to collectivist ideologies, particularly communism and, in some cases, socialism.
The change led to a fundamental split in "liberalism" as a broad ideology, with one wing believing that the tenets of liberalism had been set by the late 18th and early 19th century, and another believing that liberalism was an evolving commitment to progress.
Liberalism, on the other hand, prefers much more minor state intervention, for example in the form of subsidies, and believes that major industries should be regulated, but not state-owned.
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 Articles - Liberalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Russia: The so-called Liberal Democratic Party of Russia is not at all liberal; it is a nationalist, right-wing populist party.
Generally identified with the term 'Liberal'; in current UK politics, they are the third largest political party, taking 22% of the vote in the last election, but due to the First Past the Post electoral system their representation in parliament is much smaller.
Internationally, however, some libertarian political parties adhere to the use of the term "liberal" without further qualification such as ACT of New Zealand which refers itself as "the liberal party."[3] Generally, this happens in countries where no larger "liberal party" exists, and thus there is no risk of confusion.
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 Liberalism Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Liberals also typically believe in a '''free market''' and '''free trade''', but they differ in the degree of '''limited economic interventionismgovernment intervention in the Economicseconomy ''' which they advocate.
Within the Liberal Party of Australia, conservatism and monetarismmonetarist economics are both are in a position of dominance.
Friedrich Hayek and others would prefer to call "libertarianism" "liberalism" instead to emphasize their connections to the founders, but note that their views share little with new liberalismliberalism as currently defined in the United States where modern liberals support regulation of the economy and government redistribution of wealth.
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 Liberalism - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
But most of them, even American liberals, tend to believe in a far smaller role for the state than would be supported by most social democrats, let alone socialists or communists.
Others counter that liberalism is distinct from progressivism in so far as liberalism is specifically concerned with social welfare, where as progressivism is concerned with the reform of political institutions laboring under the oppressive weight of unrepresentative special interests.
Internationally, however, some libertarian political parties adhere to the use of the term "liberal" without further qualification such as ACT of New Zealand which refers itself as "the liberal party." [3] ( http://www.act.org.nz/) Generally, this happens in countries where no larger "liberal party" exists, and thus there is no risk of confusion.
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 Neoliberalism - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In some cases, where liberal parties collapsed or disappeared in the early 20th century, it is simply called "liberalism".
The term neoliberalism does not mean a version of new liberalism of John Dewey, Woodrow Wilson, John Maynard Keynes, Franklin Roosevelt, or the Liberal Party of Britain.
The rise of neoliberalism culminated with the Reagan government in the United States and that of Margaret Thatcher in Britain, along with the fall of the Soviet Union and the fading of social democracy and new liberalism as alternatives to unbridled capitalism.
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 new liberalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
New liberalism (also called modern liberalism or social liberalism) is a stance in political economy that argues for extensive government regulation and partial intervention in economy.
A more comprehensive text is included in the article Liberalism.
New liberalism is not to be confused with neoliberalism, a name given to various proponents of the free market corporations in the late 20th century's global economy.
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 Liberalism in Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The meetings organised by the PDS for the local elections in 1976, have permitted the young liberals to ask for attention for these practices and to show the farmers their rights and to give them moral support against the suppression and injustice that was being done to them.
To conclude, the African young liberals have an extremely important role to play on a continent that distinguishes itself day by day, by being the continent where human rights are least respected and where democracy is a very fragile construction.
The young liberals of the world, and especially those in Europe, have to take notice of this situation and they have to support their African colleagues in their battle for the final triumph of liberalism in Africa in order to bring the liberal party into power.
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 liberalism --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The authors of the liberal creed differ widely, even in the countries in which liberalism was cradled.
Based on the Latin word liber, meaning “free,” liberalism is a political point of view opposed to any system that threatens the freedom of the individual and prevents him from realizing his full...
Classical liberalism had its roots in the revolt of the growing middle classes against government control of the economy.
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