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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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Subsequently, the 18th and 19th century liberalists trusted and propagated that market, if left alone with economic agents freely consenting to the price arbitrage, will ensure a prosperous and efficient society.
Perhaps, for future complex and uncertain humanitarian interventions, leaders may want to integrate relevant principles from both realist and liberalist approaches when making decisions if, when, and how to intervene.
It was their unbacked banknotes that most endangered the independence of producers when they radically devalued in the credit crunch beginning in 1836; hence, the Cleveland Liberalist, backing Smith, argued that "dazzling pictures of [the] promise to pay [have] proved a chain equal, and more than equal, in enabling the strong to compel the weak to give of their substance than the superstition & slavery of ancient times.
The Liberalists argue for peace through institutions.
This traditional attitude of the juristic thought was generally more pronounced among the traditionist or literalists (the Ahl al-Hadith) than that of the Rationalists or liberalists (the Ahl al-Ray).
But, the main point is that in the last ten years, the UPA Government has generated a liberalist environment in the entire country," he added.
Aydin's investigation is rooted in realist and liberalist international relations theory.
This paragraph focuses on the rationales behind their foundation, the ways in which they are established, the tasks they fulfill and the criteria usually utilized to assess their successes or failures in the light of the social constructivism and liberalist approach to IPIs.
The new principle gave birth to the liberalist or the idealist current, the first ideological orientation in International Relations.
The liberalist demanded that religion is kept out of things, as people should be judged based on their acts and not on whether they're Muslim or Christian.
Southeast Asian security studies have accumulated knowledge, explanations, and understanding in a few partly competitive, partly complementary constructivist, realist, and liberalist theory-baskets.
However, we cannot ignore the liberalist thinkers' tendency to explicitly claim that the spontaneous functioning of a market economy necessarily leads to solving problems and achieving goals set by the participants at the economic activity.