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Liberal

A person who believes that one ought to be able to do what one would like provided it does not hurt another person. Liberalism was conceived in the 19th century primarily as an economic and social philosophy espousing religious liberty, the free market, and capitalism. In the 20th century, it became associated with the left, especially in the United States, due to a concern for social justice. As a result, a liberal tends to favor regulation of private enterprise. However, adherents to what is sometimes called "19th-century liberalism" or "European liberalism" are presumably more amenable to the free market.
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At the same time as the Liberalist Paradigm gained currency in the academia and led to a general decline of interest in development economics and policy, an important event was the evolution of ideas that challenge the neo-classical position on laissez faire and the undesirability of government intervention on any grounds.
All these movements were based on Eurocentric liberalist ideologies which sought to achieve social justice by increasing social, political economic and legal freedoms, combating discrimination, and insuring equal access to opportunities for education and employment.
CRT refutes two principal liberalist claims with regard to the law: (1) that it is color-blind and (2) that color blindness is superior to race consciousness.
Liberalist ideology accords individuals with civil, political and social rights (Marshall 1950).
Can China under its undemocratic system adopt a liberalist international policy?
In a clever essay on the second commandment, David Hart challenges the claim of Jesus' antinominianism with the counterclaim that it is the nihilistic (associating this nihil with the nothingness of other gods) and liberalist claims of postmodernity to which the contemporary Christian community--within this post-Christian culture--must answer with service to the one God who clearly commands.
Long after the so-called Barthian revolt, an emergent "postliberal" movement mounted a robust challenge to then-predominant liberalist theological assumptions.
Liberalist thinkers in Japan seek to establish that the end of the Cold War should mean the end of the use of military force.
Sacred Freedom: Western Liberalist Ideologies In The Light Of Islam by Haneef Oliver is about conflict between Western attitudes and Islamic thought as manifested in the illusive ideologies of the democratic constructs of Western philosophy.
This article compares and contrasts a communitarian view of business with business models under the liberalist and socialist doctrines.
Victoria was experiencing an economic downturn, encouraging public disapproval of the government, and the ruling Liberal party was divided over Hamer's agenda of social liberalist law reform.
These two streams could be characterized as Salvationist and Liberalist.