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social democracy

political parties of the Left, whose programmes embrace SOCIALISM, but which pursue these objectives by electoral and parliamentary means, eschewing insurrection or violent revolution. Initially the term had a currency mainly within Marxism. In time, it has come to refer more widely to non-Marxist reformist parties of the Left, including the British Labour Party. Most recently it has been used to refer to political parties and policies which assert the value of plural social institutions and a MIXED ECONOMY, as against either a ONE-PARTY SYSTEM and a COMMAND ECONOMY, or the untrammelled working of a free MARKET ECONOMY.
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In Nepal; despite the Congressites incessantly parroting about social democracy, almost all of its members had gone headlong after ill-gotten wealth, and there has been not been even any spurious effort to implement the ideology in the country.
It needs social democracy. It needs no dictatorship, negative ethnicity and corruption, but democracy.
At first glance it may seem obvious that social democracy is the much better choice, but many argue that unless certain conditions exist, it may not be applicable.
(Indeed, Offer and Soderberg lost a third co-author--Phil Mirowski--probably because they were unwilling to accept his simplification, and vilification, of the Economics Nobel as a sell-out to the global forces of neoliberalism.) Thus, their conclusion: that a prize that the Swedish government expected would wrap their model of technocratic social democracy with the mantle of science made a "market turn" that complicated the story not only in terms of the economics discipline but also in terms of political ramifications in Sweden and abroad.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the prize, but Sweden was also an advanced social democracy.
As Martell argues, on the one hand, everyday experience is moving people to a growing understanding that capitalism is no longer able to "deliver the goods--economically, socially or environmentally--and that social democracy's future in mildly reforming capitalism is closing down."
This isolation allowed Marxist social democracy to gain a predominance which, in turn, allowed the rewriting of the First International's history.
Social democracy has always been a complex and contested political tradition.
Reviving Social Democracy is an unusual and welcome addition to the study of Canada's New Democratic Party.
But when we disregard the labels and look at the content, it is easier to see that practicing Muslims should prioritize social democracy."
European social democracy has adopted the neo-liberal economic thinking with Schroeder's social provisions.
David McGrane has written an ambitious book about social democracy in Saskatchewan and Quebec.

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