Political parties key terms

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Political party
An association of people who share common beliefs and aspirations. Parties normally seek to gain political power or a share of power in order to further their aims and beliefs.
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Left/right
A commonly used way of describing political tendencies. Left wing normally refers to ideas associated with socialism or social democracy, while right wing normally refers to conservative ideas.
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Liberalism
A state of political mind or a political movement that places freedom, rights and tolerance high on its scale of values.
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Conservatism
A state of mind and a political movement that is naturally averse to excessive change and reform. it is sceptical about strongly held political views, prefers the known to the unknown and generally supports the retention of traditional issues and val
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Socialism
A state of mind and political movement that places such values as equality of opportunity, social justice and collectivism high on its scales of values. It is either opposed to free-marker capitalism or proposes measures to moderate the undesirable e
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Factionalism
A tendency within parties to split into different internal groups who hold views that are at variance with the main beliefs of the party. Groups or factions may be formal or informal groupings or tendencies.
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Consensus politics
A circumstance where two or more major political parties broadly agree on most basic policies and there are few or no major political conflicts. It may also refer to a single issue where different parties agree to support the same policies. This impl
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Adversary politics
A circumstance where political parties are engaged in considerable conflict over political issues. This implies there are strong ideological conflicts in politics.
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Nationalist parties
Parties which are loyal and proud of their country, they often have the belief that their country is better and more important than other countries.
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A commonly used way of describing political tendencies. Left wing normally refers to ideas associated with socialism or social democracy, while right wing normally refers to conservative ideas.

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Liberalism

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