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  Social Democracy - MSN Encarta
Social democracy is a political ideology that emerged in the late 19th century out of the socialist movement.
Social democracy, historically, is a term that has been used by individuals on both the far and moderate left to describe their beliefs, but in recent years the latter have...
Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could...
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761586531/Social_Democracy.html   (204 words)

  
  Social democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social democracy is a political ideology that emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism.
Modern social democracy emphasises a program of gradual legislative reform of the capitalist system in order to make it more equitable and humane, while the theoretical end goal of building a socialist society is either completely forgotten or redefined in a pro-capitalist way.
Social democrats usually retort by arguing that their policies are in fact enhancing individual rights, by raising the standard of living of the vast majority of the population and eliminating the threat of extreme poverty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_democracy   (2381 words)

  
 Movement for Social Democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Movement for Social Democracy (Greek: Kinima Sosialdimokraton) is a social-democratic political party in Cyprus.
In the 2001 general elections it won 6.5% of the votes case and 4 of the 56 seats in the House of Representatives of Cyprus.
Members were drawn from the committee for re-establishment of democracy in Greece, and fighters from Lyssaridis's group during the 1964 clashes between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Movement_for_Social_Democracy   (237 words)

  
 IALHI News Service: Rethinking Social Democracy
Social democracy and society: the re-making or reordering of society; the problem of equality; housing and welfare; the role of education; social liberalism and social authoritarianism.
Social democratic identities: social democracy and class; social democracy and the labour movement; social democracy and gender; social democracy and productivism; the issue of national, ethnic and European identities.
Social democracy and the trade union movement: the attitude of social democratic governments towards industrial conflict the relationship between trade union institutions and social democratic political parties; the attitude of trade union activists towards social democracy; the attitude of shop-floor 'rank-and-file' towards social democracy.
www.iisg.nl /~ialhi/news/i0307_3.php   (1143 words)

  
 IALHI News Service: Rethinking Social Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Social democracy and society: the re-making or reordering of society; the problem of equality; housing and welfare; the role of education; social liberalism and social authoritarianism.
Social democratic identities: social democracy and class; social democracy and the labour movement; social democracy and gender; social democracy and productivism; the issue of national, ethnic and European identities.
Social democracy and the trade union movement: the attitude of social democratic governments towards industrial conflict the relationship between trade union institutions and social democratic political parties; the attitude of trade union activists towards social democracy; the attitude of shop-floor 'rank-and-file' towards social democracy.
www.ialhi.org /news/i0307_3.html   (1153 words)

  
 Social democracy in the unfinished global revolution
Social democracy became the dominant political form of labour in the period in which, on the one hand, industrial capitalism spread across western Europe and north America, and on the other, the system of European empires achieved its greatest worldwide extent, especially in Asia and Africa.
Social democratic parties, and the broader social movements of the working class in which they were embedded, were from the start caught up in the synthesis of these two powerful social forces.
That social democracy’s future was closely linked to that of democracy in general, on the one hand, and the configurations of power in the inter-state system, on the other, is clear from its dramatic revival in the 1940s and 1950s.
www.sussex.ac.uk /Users/hafa3/socdem.htm   (6310 words)

  
 Civil Society Needs to Build a Social Movement - NGOs - Global policy Forum
The most significant social movement alliance was the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) alliance that was formed, as its name suggests, to drive for democratic constitutional reform in an increasingly oppressive State environment.
This social movement was then overrun by the shift toward a desire for a less idealistic but pragmatic social movement that began as the National Working People's Convention (NWPC) that sought the formation of a mass-based, non-violent opposition political party to challenge the ruling Zanu PF.
The way forward in order for there to be a construction of an ostensible social movement that will attempt to bring democracy to citizens' lives and food on their tables, has to be the ability of the various civic society organisations to agree to disagree.
www.globalpolicy.org /ngos/state/2002/1205movement.htm   (1122 words)

  
 The Worker   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In renouncing the general aims of the movement, liberalism and social democracy deny that the workers are a "class-for-themselves," a class with its own mission and own political agenda.
Social democracy and liberalism continually seek to subordinate the workers' movement to the politics of the bourgeoisie.
One of the dirtiest deeds of social democracy and liberalism is that in embracing bourgeois politics and renouncing the class aims of the workers, they create splits, pitting different sections of the workers against one another.
www.workersparty.org /movement.html   (3104 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Social democratic leaders - from Rome to Madrid, Paris, Stockholm and Berlin - have had to deal with the practical problems posed for them by an electoral challenge on their left which shows few signs of dissipating and may, rather, grow.
Thus, while there is no indication that these parties will overtake social democracy at the national polls in the present phase of European politics, they have made breakthroughs - sufficient to make them factors in mainstream politics, and sources of pressure from the left on the majority parties of their respective labour movements.
This division of the communist movement in the period of the collapse of the socialist countries constituted the first phase in the consolidation of the new European left.
www.spectrezine.org /resist/10-11Hud.htm   (1285 words)

  
 R. Luxemburg Social Democracy and Parliamentarism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Social Democracy, however, has taken up its post in the country and in parliament as, simultaneously, the cause and effect of this fate of the bourgeoisie.
After all, Social Democracy’s real nature, its historical calling, is to impart to the proletariat a clear consciousness of the social and political motive forces of bourgeois development, both as a whole and in all their details.
Social Democracy has an easy time of it vis-à-vis the reactionary majority, since the party is the sole consistent and reliable advocate of the interests of the people’s prosperity and of progress in all areas of public life.
www.sozialistische-klassiker.org /Luxemb/Luxmbe07.html   (2267 words)

  
 Social movement   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Association for Dance Movement Therapy UK Maintains a register of qualified dance movement therapists and represents its members in all professional negotiations within Education, the NHS, and Social Services.
The Lifestyle Movement A UK movement working towards living in a way that uses the earth's resources responsibly, and also for social justice and equality.
Working Class Movement Library A collection of materials concerned with the activities, expression and enquiries of the labor movement, its allies and its enemies, since the late eighteenth century.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Social_movement.html   (748 words)

  
 Social democracy betrayed, by Ignacio Ramonet
For social democracy, which holds undisputed sway in all the major countries of Europe, politics means economics, economics means finance, and finance means the markets.
It is willing to renounce the social compact and has abandoned all idea of full employment or eradicating poverty, of seeking to alleviate the plight of the EU’s 18 million unemployed and 50 million poor.
Social democracy won the intellectual battle after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
mondediplo.com /1999/04/01leader   (818 words)

  
 Social movement
International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) - An international spiritually-based movement committed to active nonviolence as a way of life and as a means of personal, social, economic and political transformation.
The Lifestyle Movement - A UK movement working towards living in a way that uses the earth's resources responsibly, and also for social justice and equality.
Disability Social History Project - Disability civil rights movement, other important events and people with disabilities in history, and the representation of disabled people in the mass media throughout time.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Social_movement.html   (945 words)

  
 Democratic Vistas
His most recent book, The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century, is a history of the culture and social movements that reshaped American modernism and mass culture in the twentieth century.
He is a member of the national board of Scholars, Artists, and Writers for Social Justice.
In the decades when the modern social movements - the labor movement, the women's movement, the abolitionist movement, and the anti-colonial movement, were invented, a new definition of "the democracy" was recorded.
www.yale.edu /yale300/democracy/media/feb13.htm   (273 words)

  
 Commentary Magazine - The Future of Social Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
...Once again, social democracy may 'be credited with having exerted a "civilizing influence" in recognizing this painful perversion of some of its earlier ideals, and drawing the appropriate lessons...
...THE TWIN concepts majoritaire and minoritaire are useful in defining the role of social democracy in any given state, for the difference between the two may be decisive in determining the kind of policy and public stance appropriate to the party...
...57 when social democracy achieved its greatest victories in these countries-and in most cases either formed, or was represented in, the government...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V50I3P59-1.htm   (6678 words)

  
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An example of the end of history, in the sense of the end of movement toward social democracy, is provided by the administration of Argentina’s first democratically elected president after the end of the military dictatorship of 1976-1983.
Social democracy as it was before the 1970s, bid fair to being on its way to solving some of the major problems of some of the major nations.
Social democracy is challenged both to recover the ground it has lost and to gain ground it has never gained before.
www.earlham.edu /pags/content/documents/Argentina/chapter_two_rosario.doc   (7649 words)

  
 WHITHER
The answers to the current failure of both the labour movement and social democracy to effectively pose an alternative to capitalism, at this moment in history, is rooted in their origins, actions and goals.
An aggressive labour movement that was in many cases led by CP and socialist workers who had built rank and file controlled unions under the auspices of the CIO.
Social democrats have abandoned any idea of democratic transformation of the state because becoming elected and governing is more important than changing the system.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/5202/CLCNDP2a1.htm   (3603 words)

  
 Institute for Social Ecology - Biotechnology, Democracy, and Revolution
The movement against globalization, a movement critical of ‘free trade,’ biotechnology, mass telecommunications, and the chain-store modality, is steadily becoming a key forum in which people are articulating this new kind of disenchantment.
The movement against biotechnology and the wider anti-globalization movement is potentially a parallel moment to the uprisings of pre-libertarian peasants centuries ago.
Direct democracy is the logic of sociality carried out to its political conclusions: it is the spirit of cooperation translated into political terms as citizens work together to create the public policy that gives shape to their everyday lives.
www.social-ecology.org /article.php?story=20031028144305287   (5317 words)

  
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Social democracy developed in opposition both to laissez-faire indifference to failings of capitalism and to the dogma that capitalism must collapse in a spasm of righteous revolution.
Social democracy has in many ways been vindicated by the events of the past few years.
An American citizens' movement for social democracy must be a community of values and a source of mutual aid -- not merely a weapon for class or political conflict.
www.socialdemocrats.org /v.html   (516 words)

  
 Energizing Social Movement in Nepal for Better Social Justice
This was the first program organized on social movements in Nepal encompassing a number of themes, such as Dalits, youth, ethinc groups and nationalities, trade unions and women.
The consciousness of people about democracy, human rights, social justice, ecological preservation and peace has been transforming the people from spectators to actors in the world and has posed multiple resistance against the hegemony of the system in the forms of social movements.
In this context, the other political movements including the democratic struggle of 1990 too were helpful to work for social movement in the country, Acharya opined.
www.fesnepal.org /reports/2003/seminar_reports/CSTN_seminar_report.htm   (1361 words)

  
 monbiotreview
Social Democracy rightly claims credit for the welfare state, which was a reality in much of the North-West of the world, an aspiration in much of the Rest.
And, where he points to the World Social Forum as some kind of prefiguration of a parliament of the world (95), he fails to note the extent to which this is itself largely an emanation of the international NGOs (Sen, Anand, Escobar and Waterman Forthcoming).
Meshworks of social movements are the best hope to achieve this goal at present, although net artists and others are also making valuable contributions.
www.commoner.org.uk /monbiotreview.htm   (3115 words)

  
 Lenin: A Retrograde Trend in Russian Social-Democracy
It was the result of the great historical fact that in the nineties two profound social movements converged in Russia: one, a spontaneous movement, a popular movement within the working class, the other, the movement of social thought in the direction of the theory of Marx and Engels, towards the theory of Social-Democracy.
To reduce the entire movement to the interests of the moment means to speculate on the backward condition of the workers, means to cater to their worst inclinations.
It means artificially to break the link between the working-class movement and socialism, between the fully defined political strivings of the advanced workers and the spontaneous manifestations of protest on the part of the masses.
www.marxists.org /archive/lenin/works/1899/dec/trend.htm   (8778 words)

  
 LRB ยท Andy Beckett: When Capitalism Calls
The problem with New Labour’s busy modern brand of social democracy, he said, was that it was still too much about adjusting to the harsh modern world and not enough about challenging it.
Comparing a determinedly secular and diverse protest movement, which you have just criticised for its incoherence, to a collection of well-organised and possibly cultish religious cells is the sort of excitable finger-pointing that has been depressingly common since 11 September.
The real ‘challenge to social democracy’, to the pursuit of small, benign, domestic reforms in Britain and elsewhere, was never Reclaim The Streets.
www.lrb.co.uk /v24/n07/beck01_.html   (2412 words)

  
 Strategic Insights -- Development of the "American" Democracy Transnational Social Movement
Though as yet preliminary, viewing "American" democracy as a social movement is instrumental to comprehending the mechanisms that may retard reforms in the Middle East.
Social movements are not simply confined to the boundaries of a state—that is, they are not uniquely a domestic formation.
Social movements must show their audience that they are Worth the demands they seek; present a Unified front; have the Numbers necessary to back their stake, and convince the public, adversary, and others that they are Committed.[58] President Bush managed to succinctly address all elements of the WUNC principle.
www.ccc.nps.navy.mil /si/2005/May/smithMay05.asp   (4937 words)

  
 Social movement   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Strategy matters: the contingent value of social capital in the survival of local social movement organizations *.
Social movements, law and society: the institutionalization of the environmental movement.
He praises the movement for promoting a means of social policy implementation...
hallencyclopedia.com /Social_movement   (610 words)

  
 Revista Envío - Can Álvaro Colom Become a Social Democratic President?
It was born as a social movement and a political party linked to the workers in Europe, particularly industrial workers, who sought power through free elections rather than armed revolution.
Social Democracy slowly detached itself from its Marxist roots to become a political movement focused on the social reform of capitalism and supported by the social strength of massive workers’ unions.
Social democratic parties and movements adopted Keynesian economic doctrines and in quite a few countries managed to set up “welfare states,” which have left their mark on institutions through collective labor contracts that ensure fair wages and job security, as well as severance pay, social security and adequate retirement pensions.
www.envio.org.ni /articulo/3732   (6129 words)

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