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[mass noun] A socialist system of government achieved by democratic means:‘there was a growth of social democracy through an extension of the rights of citizens’
- ‘In his first Observer article Hattersley complained that meritocracy was incompatible with social democracy.’
- ‘In fact, almost the entire left today believes in highly regulated capitalism, or social democracy.’
- ‘On yet further occasions, she seems to represent a new intellectual phenomenon: militant social democracy.’
- ‘Broadbent's lecture began with a nostalgic overview of the formation of the welfare state and modern social democracy.’
- ‘These policies have sometimes been described in shorthand as modern capitalism or social democracy.’
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