Conservatism keywords

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A belief that strong central authority, imposed from above, is either desireable or necessary, and so demands un-questioning obedience
Authoritarianism
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An ideological trend within conservatism that embraces a blend of market individualism and social authoritarianism
New right
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Values, practices or institutions that have endured through time and been passed down from one generation to the next
Tradition
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Behaviour that's shaped in accordance with practical circumstances and goals rather than principles or ideological perspectives
Pragmatism
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A weakening of values and normative rules, associated with feelings of isolation, loneliness and meaningless
Anomie
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A belief that society operates like an organism or living entity, the whole being more than a collection of its individual parts
Organicism
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The theory that social institutions and practices should be understood in terms of the functions they carry out in sustaining the larger social system
Functionalism
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A gradation of social positions, implying a fixed inequality in which position is unconnected with individual liberty
Hierarchy
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The idea that talent and leadership are innate/inbred qualities that can't be acquired through effort
Natural aristocracy
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A belief that popular instincts and wishes are the principal legitimate guide to political action, often reflecting a distrust towards political elites
Populism
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An ideological tradition within European conservatism that's characterised by a commitment to the social market and qualified economic intervention
Christian democracy
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An economy that's structured by market principles but which operates in the context of a society in which cohesion is maintained through a comprehensive welfare system and effective public services
Social market
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A belief in the market as a self-regulating mechanism that tends to naturally deliver general prosperity and opportunities for all
Economic liberalism
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Refers to a range of theories that give strict priority to liberty (in negative terms) over other values
Libertarianism
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The willingness to allow people to make their own moral choices, suggests that there are no authoritative values
Permissiveness
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A neoliberal framework embraced since the 1980s by key Washington-based international institutions, reflecting support for fiscal discipline, privatisation and financial and trade liberalisation
Washington consensus
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A form of conservatism, rooted in social conservatism, that calls for a transformation of the civic culture to counter-balance what are seen as the 'excesses' of state control and the free market
Civic conservatism
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An ideological trend within conservatism that embraces a blend of market individualism and social authoritarianism

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A weakening of values and normative rules, associated with feelings of isolation, loneliness and meaningless

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