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Encyclopedia > Centre left

In politics, the term centre-left is commonly used to describe and denote political parties or organisations that stretch from the centre to the left or are moderately left-wing, as opposed to 'extreme' left wing beliefs such as communism.The centre-left roughly comprises European social democrats, some democratic socialists, progressive liberals, greens and reformist Marxists. Centre Left supporters accept the capitalist market economy but advocate a mixed economy with a significant public sector and a thriving private sector. Centre Left policies tend to favour limited state intervention in the economy in matters pertaining to the public interest. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Politics Look up Politics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Politics (disambiguation) Democracy History of democracy List of democracy and elections-related topics List of years in politics List of politics by country articles Political corruption Political economy Political movement Political parties of... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... Communism refers to a theoretical system of social organization and a political movement based on common ownership of the means of production. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Democratic socialism is a political movement propagating the ideals of socialism within the framework of a parliamentary democracy. ... Progressive can refer to: Progressive music, including Progressive rock, Progressive metal and Progressive electronica Political Progressivism Several Progressive Parties Progressive Era in the United States (1890-1913) Progressive, a company providing auto insurance The Progressive, a left-wing monthly magazine The progressive tense in grammar Progressive lenses, used to correct... This is a list about liberalism and political parties around the world. ... Greens are people who support some or all of goals of a Green Party without necessarily working with or voting for that or any party. ... Reformism (also called revisionism or revisionist theory) is the belief that gradual changes in a society can ultimately change its fundamental structures. ... Marxism is the social theory and political practice based on the works of Karl Marx, a 19th century German philosopher, economist, journalist, and revolutionary, along with Friedrich Engels. ... In economics, a capitalist is someone who owns capital, presumably within the economic system of capitalism. ... A market economy is an economy in which goods and services are traded, with the price at which goods and services are exchanged being determined by trades that occur as a result of sellers asking prices matching buyers bid prices. ... A mixed economy is an economy that combines capitalism and socialism [1]. Some sources prefer the use of command economy over socialism in defining a mixed economy (see external links below). ... The public sector is that part of economic and administrative life that deals with the delivery of goods and services by and for the government, whether national, regional or local/municipal. ... The private sector of a nations economy consists of those entities which are not controlled by the state - i. ... A planned economy is an economic system in which economic decisions are made by centralized planners, who determine what sorts of goods and services to produce, and how they are to be priced and allocated. ... Public interest is a term used to denote political movements and organizations that are in the public interest—supporting general public and civic causes, in opposition of private and corporate ones (particularistic goals). ...


Also, the Centre Left often favours moderate environmentalist policies. Environmentalist is a person or a group that supports any goal of the environmental movement. ...


See also

The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... Left-Right politics are traditional terms that represent a broad dialectical interpretation of diverse and competing political viewpoints. ...

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