Liberal

Liberal

Liberal may refer to:

Politics

United States

* One who supports social liberalism
* Liberalism, a political ideology that seeks to maximize individual liberties. Within liberalism are competing schools of thought, in general they are:
**Classical liberalism
**Social liberalism
* Modern American liberalism in the United States
* Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements

United Kingdom

Liberal in the United Kingdom may refer to opposing both conservative and socialist positions, particularly those of economic protectionists and authoritarians:
* Liberal Democrats, the third political party in the UK, and the successor to the 19th and 20th century governing Liberal Party (UK)
* European liberalism, liberalism in Europe

Canada

*The Liberal Party of Canada, a major Canadian political party

Australia

*The Liberal Party of Australia, a centre-right party

Other uses in politics

* Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions
* Liberal democracy, a form of government based on limited majority rule
* Liberal Party, members of the political party. In a classical sense, a government or political party associated with ideals of high individual freedom etc.
* Liberalism worldwide, liberal parties around the world
* Small-l liberal, a term used to distinguish between people with a liberal ideology and members of a Liberal party
* Liberal Democratic Party, a common name for political parties around the globe

Economics

* Neoliberalism, a contemporary free-market political-economic philosophy
* Laissez-faire
* Economic liberalism
* Ordoliberalism
* Social liberalism

Place names

In the United States:
* Liberal, Kansas, a town
* Liberal, Missouri, a town

Other uses

* Liberal Judaism, a religious outlook
* Liberal Christianity, a religious outlook
* Liberal Islam, a religious outlook
* Liberal arts
*"El Liberal", a daily newspaper published in Spain between 1879 and 1936
*"Liberalism" (book), a 1927 book by Ludwig von Mises


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