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Theorists who stress the efficacy of the free market for economic and political freedom. The main principles of new‐right philosophy can be found in the works of Hayek and the American ...

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Desmond King

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

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2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
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1,269 words

... Right The term “New Right” has gained usage since the mid- 1970 s in a number of advanced industrial democracies, especially the United States and Britain. In both these countries, advocates of New Right positions had been active since the early 1960 s, but it was in the wake of the 1973 – 1974 economic crisis and the electoral success of Ronald Reagan (elected in 1980 ) and Margaret Thatcher (elected in 1979 ) that the term became commonplace. Meaning. The term “New Right” refers to a range of conservative and liberal ideas including, principally, a...

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Desmond King

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,263 words

... Right The term “New Right” has gained usage since the mid-1970s in a number of advanced industrial democracies, especially the United States and Britain. In both these countries, advocates of New Right positions had been active since the early 1960s, but it was in the wake of the 1973–1974 economic crisis and the electoral success of Ronald Reagan (elected in 1980 ) and Margaret Thatcher (elected in 1979 ) that the term became commonplace. Meaning. The term “New Right” refers to a range of conservative and liberal ideas including, principally, a...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,185 words

... Right . The term New Right has gained usage since the mid-1970s in a number of advanced industrial democracies, especially the United States and Britain. In both these countries advocates of New Right arguments had been active since the early 1960s, but it was in the wake of the 1973–1974 economic crisis and the electoral success of Ronald Reagan ( 1980 ) and Margaret Thatcher ( 1979 ) that the term became commonplace. Meaning. The term New Right refers to a range of conservative and liberal ideas including principally a commitment to individual...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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History
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144 words

... Right An intellectual movement of the 1970s and 1980s that sought to reformulate the basis of right-wing opposition to social democracy and socialism . New Right thinkers, whose influence was greatest in the USA and the UK, drew in varying proportions upon the ideas of libertarianism and conservatism . The libertarian strain could be seen in their defence of the free market, and their belief that the role of government had been over-extended and now needed to be reduced. This meant, for example, the privatization of firms and industries owned by the...

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Ian Fraser

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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746 words

... right Theorists who stress the efficacy of the free market for economic and political freedom. The main principles of newright philosophy can be found in the works of Hayek and the American economist Milton Friedman . Some writers also consider J. M. Buchanan and the public choice school to be part of the new right. Buchanan’s school differs in important ways from those discussed here, but shares its eighteenth‐ and nineteenth‐century liberal antecedents. The new right are ‘new’ not in the sense that their theories have no precedent. Indeed, they draw...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
168 words

... Right A political philosophy and its proponents, particularly associated with the Thatcher and Reagan administrations in Britain and the United States during the 1980s, that represented a radical break with social democratic values—most visibly in rhetoric but also in practice. Frequently listed beliefs include commitment to the free market , to individual freedom, and to the reduction of state intervention and welfare ; a populist morality; and authoritarianism ( see authoritarian personality ). During the 1980s, some sociologists built on New Right...

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

...Although the New Right attack was aimed at gaining political advantage over the Labour Party, it also undertook a thorough reassessment of the whole of post-war politics and sought the overthrow of the assumptions of all political parties, including the Conservatives’ own, in order to correct the perceived failings of the post-war consensus ( see welfare state ). However, the biggest achievement of the New Right was not in moving the Conservative Party to the right, but in moving the Labour Party to the right and creating a new consensus in which...

Right, the political New

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
114 words

..., the political New . Vague label for cluster of political doctrines emerging from conservatism and contrasting with it in their demand for radical change. New Right thinkers believe that political decline can be arrested only by encouraging individual initiatives and competition. This requires a reduction in the welfare provision and redistributive taxation which characterize the state influenced by socialism . The resulting emphasis on a minimal state distinguishes the New Right from Fascism and pushes some thinkers (e.g. Nozick ) towards ...

NEW MOON seen on left/right

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A Dictionary of Superstitions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions
Length:
177 words

... MOON seen on left/right 1732 DEFOE Memoirs of Mr Campbell 62. To see a New Moon the first Time after her Change, on the Right-hand, or directly before you, betokens the utmost good Fortune that Month; as to have her on your Left, or behina you, so that in turning your Head back you happen to see her, foreshews the worst. 1830 FORBY East Anglia 415. It is lucky to see the moon over the left shoulder. 1838 A. E. BRAY Devonshire II 294. It is fortunate … to see the new moon on the right hand. 1862 N & Q 3rd ser. II 485 [Oxon.] [She] could...

The Crown in Right of New Zealand

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Rebecca Lenihan

Dictionary Plus Society and Culture

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture
Length:
90 words

...The Crown in Right of New Zealand A legal expression used to describe the government of New Zealand as represented by the reigning monarch in their role as the legal personality or personification of the New Zealand State. It also distinguishes the monarch, as Head of State, as the monarch and Head of State of New Zealand, as separate from, for example, the monarch of the United Kingdom or any other country in the Commonwealth that recognizes them as monarch. This is often shortened to simply ‘The Crown’. Rebecca...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
27 words
New Right

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
31 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
31 words
New Right

New Right  

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Theorists who stress the efficacy of the free market for economic and political freedom. The main principles of new‐right philosophy can be found in the works of Hayek and the American economist ...
Right, the political New

Right, the political New  

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Vague label for cluster of political doctrines emerging from conservatism and contrasting with it in their demand for radical change. New Right thinkers believe that political decline can be arrested ...
The Characteristics of Islamic Economics

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Āyatullāh Mahmūd

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
3,392 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...of these resources and products. But these rights that are entailed are not sufficient basis for the right of absolute ownership of natural resources. The absolute right of ownership applies only to things that are agricultural products which are the actual result of labor and represent human effort . . . The result of labor whether in the form of commodities or exchanged for money is the basis of and motive for new activities. It leads to new activities, and the later labor is the result of the earlier and the earlier has a share in it. The share of...

Taleqani's Last Sermon

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Mahmud Taleqani

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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1,387 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...religion. This is the most frightening imposition: that which is not of God, which is not on the side of truth, has been bound upon the people hand and foot in the name of God. They have blocked people from evolving, they do not allow the right of protest, they do not allow the right of criticism, they do not allow the right of free activity for people and Muslims and the free people of the world. This too is a “burden.” This too is a yoke. These are the yokes for which the Prophet was sent, to save humanity afflicted with all these deceits, so that following...

Islamic Socialism

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Mustafā Sibā‘ī

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,135 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...socialism rests on five fundamental rights that must be guaranteed to all its citizens: 1. The right to live and, as its corollary, the safeguarding and protection of health and illness. 2. The right to liberty in all its forms, and particularly to political liberty. 3. The right to knowledge: This right extends to all the knowledge the nation needs, both spiritual and material. 4. The right to dignity, in all its aspects. 5. The right to property, subject to certain conditions. I have also mentioned in my book the most important principles...

Chronology of a Struggle for Equal Rights

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Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,423 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...polygamy is the right of the Muslim male; and what the regulations sought to do was merely to ensure that this alleged right is made more accessible. It is clear that there is confusion over the intent of polygamy in Islam and on how the laws on polygamy should operate and be administered in this country. First, a reading of verses 4:3 and 4:129 in the Quran clearly shows that polygamy is not a right in Islam but a responsibility to ensure that socio-economic justice be done to orphans. . . . Second, because polygamy is not a right, Allah placed...

Reforming Islam and Islamic Law

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Muhammad Sa‘id Al-‘Ashmawi

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,896 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...her father, brother, husband or son. A woman has no right to leave the house without permission from her custodian. If she is married, she has no right to work unless she has her husband's permission and then only in certain jobs, such as teaching girls, caring for women, and the like. A woman has no right to wear what she wants. She must don the veil or the chadoor (in Iran), and if she does not, she could be considered a heretic, which is punishable by death (as was declared in Iran). A woman has no right to drive a car, and if she does, she will be...

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