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 Movements

This is a simplified description of various political movements. It is neither exhaustive nor definitive.

  • Socialism:

    • Syndicalism: Focuses on industrial trade unions and labour. Rejects the need for and use of the state. Syndicalists organizations favour federated unions or syndicates of workers who own and manage the means of production. Industry is operated in a syndicalist system through co-operative confederations or specialized unions based on crafts and industrial specialization. A syndicated market or  Bourse du Travail (labour exchange) would serve as a markeet to determine the distribution of goods and services. To function effectively a syndicated currency would be utilized.

    • Libertarian Socialism:

    • Liberal Socialism:

    • Liberalism: Liberalism is associated with individual freedom and individual freedom has become linked to the ownership of private property and legal rights.

  • Republicanism:

    • A form of government based on the rights and powers of the people as enshrined in a constitution.

    • Congregational Republicanism: Based on autonomous local bodies created as Republics the administration being both spiritual and political leaders.

    • Green Republic: A Constitutional Republic based on The Golden Rule and a constitution that makes planetary value the primary constitutional objective.

  • Conservatism:

    • Conservativism: A belief in and a desire to retain or return to a more traditional way of living.

    • Liberal conservatism: Combines classical liberal positions economic liberalism and laissez-faire markets are supported along with the classical conservatism concern for established tradition, respect for authority and religious values. It is contrasted with classical liberalism because it does not advocate freedom for the individual in the social sphere. As more conservatives have adopted liberal economics conservative policy has become associated with liberal economic ideas.

    • Conservative liberalism: Conservatives liberals combine liberal values and policies with conservative stances, and is generally considered to be the right-wing of liberalism.

    • Libertarian conservatism: Libertarian conservatism within the U.S. and Canada combines libertarian economics with the more traditional conservative ideals. A main tenet of their platform is the support of free trade and against government intervention in the market place.

    • Fiscal conservatism: Fiscal conservatives advocate government producance in spending and taxation. Governments should focus their attention on moral and social questions. Fiscal conservatives opose government action to help the poor, to regulate the economy, or to protect the environment. Progressive taxation and affirmative action are both rejected.

    • National and traditional conservatism: National conservatives tend to focus on maintaining the traditions of a nation while upholding cultural and ethnic identity.  Traditionalist conservatism is a political philosophy emphasizing the need for the principles of natural law and transcendent moral order. Some traditionalist conservatives advocate monarchism.

    • Cultural and social conservatism: Cultural conservatives support the preservation of the heritage of one nation, or of a shared culture that is not defined by national boundaries. Cultural conservatives continue to support traditions even as their society undergoes monumental change.

    • Social conservatism is distinct from cultural conservatism despite overlaping beliefs. Social conservatives may believe that the government has a role in encouraging or enforcing traditional values or behaviours assuming the existence of the state if supported. A social conservative seeks the preservation of traditional morality and social mores, often by opposing what they consider radical policies and social engineering. Social change is generally regarded as suspect. Social conservatives favour pro-life ppolicies and oppose research using stem cells; oppose eugenics and transhumanism. Social conservatives support a traditional definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman; view the nuclear family as the basic social unit; tend to support public morality, decency and traditional family values. Social conservataives oppose atheism, atheism, secularism and the seperation of church and state. They also take a negative stance on prostitution, drugs, euthanasia, and tend to support capital punishment.

    •  Religious conservatism: Religious conservatives principally seek to apply the teachings of particular religions to politics, sometimes by merely proclaiming the value of those teachings, at other times by having those teachings influence laws. In most modern democracies, political conservatism seeks to uphold traditional family structures and social values. Religious conservatives typically oppose abortion, homosexual behavior, drug use, and sexual activity outside of marriage. In some cases, conservative values are grounded in religious beliefs, and some conservatives seek to increase the role of religion in public life.

    • Progressive conservatism: Progressive conservatism incorporates progressive policies alongside conservative policies. It stresses the importance of a social safety net to deal with poverty, support of limited redistribution of wealth along with government regulation to regulate markets in the interests of both consumers and producers.[48] Progressive conservatism first arose as a distinct ideology in the United Kingdom under Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli's "

    •  In Canada, a variety of conservative governments have been progressive conservative, with Canada's major conservative movement being officially named the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1942 .

  • Democracy:

    • Representative Democracy: The power of the people to vote in a government.

    • Direct Democracy. The power of the people exercised directly over minority voters.

    • Social Democracy: Socialism through democracy in a capitalist economy. Using the popular vote to acheive socialist objectives while retaining capitalism.

  • Statism: A belief in the need for and support for the state .. usually contrasted with Anarchy.

  • Anarchy: The rejection of the necessity of the state.

    • Green Rationalists: Belief in one right way to live that is inherent to human beings and to which all rational beings strive. Identified with Green Anarchy.

    • Green Anarchist: As Green Rationalists.  The value of the planet or part thereof as defining the purpose of an organization and the fulfillment of The Golden Rule. The purpose of all peoples is to add value to the planet.

  • Universalism: Universalism is the belief that what is the duty of one is common to all that humanity is not an individual attribute but one common to all. Humanity is shared or absent and present only to the degree it is shared.

  • Cooperativism: Cooperativists believe humans are the cooperative organism, not just that we cooperate but that our humanity depends on our cooperation. The highest form of cooperation is exhibited in an unregulated market.

  • Social Entrepreneurism:

 

 

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