social democracy

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Etymology[edit]

Distinguished from the synonym democratic socialism

Noun[edit]

social democracy ‎(countable and uncountable, plural social democracies)

  1. A moderate political philosophy or ideology that aims to achieve socialist goals within a democratic society such as by means of a strong welfare state and nationalisation of important industries.
  2. A society based on this ideology.

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