Conservatism Key Words

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Authoritarianism
A belief that strong central authority, imposed from above, is either desirable or necessary
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New Right
An ideological trend within conservatism that embraces a blend of market individualism and social authoritarianism
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Tradition
A practice or institution that has endured through time and has therefore been inherited from an earlier period
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Anomie
A weakening of values and normative rules associated with feelings of isolation, loneliness and meaninglessness
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Organicism
A belief that society operates like an organism or living entity, the whole being more than a collection of its individual parts.
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Hierarchy
A gradation of social positions or status; hierarchy implies structural or fixed inequality in which position is unconnected with individual ability.
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Authority
The right to exert influence over others by virtue of an acknowledged obligation to obey.
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Property
The ownership of physical goods or wealth.
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Privatization
The transfer of state assets from the public to the private sector, reflecting a contraction of the state's responsibilities
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Populism
A belief that popular instincts and wishes are the principal legitimate guide to political action, often reflecting distrust of or hostility towards political elites
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Paternalism
Literally, to act in a fatherly fashion, as a political principle, refers to power or authority being exercised over others with the intention of conferring benefit or preventing harm
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Economic Liberalism
A belief in the market as a self-regulating mechanism that tends naturally to deliver general prosperity and opportunities for all.
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Neoliberalism
An updated version of classical political economy that is dedicated to market individualism and minimal statism
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Neoconservatism
A modern version of social conservatism that emphasizes the need to restore order, return to traditional or family values or revitalize nationalism
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Permissiveness
The willingness to allow people to make their own moral choices; permissiveness suggests that there are no authoritative values
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Permissiveness
The willingness to allow people to make their own moral choices; permissiveness suggests that there are no authoritative values
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