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Australian political thought

Australian political thought  

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A long tradition of commentary claims that Australia has not produced thinkers concerned with the theoretical dimensions of politics. This is true to the extent that there have been relatively ...
corporatism

corporatism  

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A concept of a political economic system in which economic decisions are achieved through negotiation between centralized corporate bodies representing interest groups. In particular, under ...
democratic socialism

democratic socialism  

In general, a label for any person or group who advocates the pursuit of socialism by democratic means. Used especially by parliamentary socialists who put parliamentarism ahead of socialism, and ...
egalitarianism

egalitarianism  

A social doctrine that emphasizes the goal of equality among all members of a society—or, indeed, all humanity. Eighteenth-century Enlightenment thinkers closely linked egalitarianism to the ...
Marxism

Marxism  

The political and economic theories of the German political philosopher and economists Karl Marx (1818–83) and Friedrich Engels (1820–95), later developed by their followers to form the basis for the ...
Nazism

Nazism  

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The political ideology and program of the National Socialist German Workers Party—better known as the Nazi party. The Nazi party was founded in 1919 in partial emulation of the Italian ...
right

right  

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Political ideas, movements, and parties of a conservative or reactionary character. Following the example of the nobility at the time of the French Revolution (1789), members of legislative ...
Social democracy

Social democracy   Reference library

Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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2008
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Social sciences, Politics
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3,197 words

Social democracy refers, in the first instance, to the extension of democratic procedures, practices and ideals into the economic and

social democracy

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Political ideology concerning the introduction of socialist ideals without an immediate overhaul of the prevailing political system. Before 1914,

social market

social market  

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The phrase ‘social market economy’ gained currency at about the time of the foundation of the Social Democratic Party in the UK in 1981 (see social democracy). It was intended to denote an economy ...
socialism

socialism  

An economic system in which the means of production are controlled by the state. Also known as socialist economy. Contrast capitalism. See also marxism.
socialist parties

socialist parties  

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Socialist candidates and election programmes pre‐dated socialist parties. The British Labour Party was founded in 1900 as the Labour Representation Committee, one of its components being the ...
third way

third way  

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Generally, any ideology that claims that it lies in between two traditional approaches that the writer believes are too limited. Specifically, the ideology claimed to underlie the actions of New ...

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