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social democracy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Policies, Government
social democracyˌsocial deˈmocracy noun 🔊 🔊 1 PPP[uncountable] a political and economic system based on some ideas of socialism combined with democratic principles, such as personal freedom and government by elected representatives2 [countable]PPPPG a country with a government based on social democracysocial democrat noun [countable]
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social democracyThat vision can only be a new social democracy.I carelessly accepted an invitation to debate with Mrs Williams on the future of social democracy etc on the radio.What kind of social democracy will settle down.Thus, the possibility of social democracy is also neatly nipped in the bud.Second, Labour under Mr Kinnock is belatedly making the transition to continental-style social democracy.By no means all revolutionaries were converted to social democracy.The truth is that pop is of much greater danger to social democracy than it is to capitalism.From this perspective it was Macmillan, Butler, and their heirs who betrayed Conservatism, by compromising with social democracy.
From Longman Business Dictionarysocial democracyˌsocial deˈmocracy1[uncountable] a political and economic system based on socialism combined with democratic principles, such as freedom and government by elected representativesa nation where the values of social democracy are paramount2[countable] a country with a government based on social democracyincomes policies in the European social democracies democracy
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