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Progressivism
Progressivism in the United States
Progressive Movement
Progressive Party
Economic Progressivism
Educational Progressivism
Political Progressivism
Social Progressivism
Techno-progressivism
Progressivism or political progressivism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... Progressivism or political progressivism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... Progressivism in the United States // Overview Progressivism refers to two political phenomena: Populist Political Progressivism Historically, this represents distrust of concentrations of power in the hands of politicians and corporations, as represented by the candidacies of Theodore Roosevelt and the Bull-Moose Republicans, Huey Long and the Share Our Wealth... Progressive Movement is the term used to refer collectively to several various movements around the world that adhere to progressivism. ... The term Progressive Party is used to describe several groups, both past and present, around the world. ... Economic Progressivism is a political Economic Ideology. ... Educational progressivists believe that education must be based on the fact that humans are social animals who learn best in real-life activities with other people. ... Political Progressivism or simply Progressivism is an ideology and political philosophy whose adherents promote policies that they believe would reform a countrys government, economy, or society. ... Social Progressivism is a political ideology oposite to Social conservatism. ... Techno-progressivism, technoprogressivism, or tech-progressivism, is a stance of active support for technological development. ...

Political Progressivism or simply Progressivism is an ideology and political philosophy whose adherents promote policies that they believe would reform a country's government, economy, or society. As a broad characterization of political leanings, political progressivism can refer to left or antiestablishmentarianism, in which case it may be right or left, as long as the platform is reformist.The term can be used by economic liberals, who are generally placed on the "right" of the political spectrum. An example of this is in Ireland (See below) An ideology is a collection of ideas. ... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Representative democracy History of democracy Referenda Liberal democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Ideology Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by... In politics, left-wing or leftism are terms that refer to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially but not exclusively in the American sense of the word), or with opposition to right-wing politics. ... Antiestablishmentarianism is a policy or attitude that views a nations power structure as corrupt, repressive, exploitive, etc. ... Reformism (also called revisionism or revisionist theory) is the belief that gradual changes in a society can ultimately change its fundamental structures. ...

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United States

See main article - Progressivism in the United States Progressivism in the United States // Overview Progressivism refers to two political phenomena: Populist Political Progressivism Historically, this represents distrust of concentrations of power in the hands of politicians and corporations, as represented by the candidacies of Theodore Roosevelt and the Bull-Moose Republicans, Huey Long and the Share Our Wealth...


Progressives in the US were strong in the early parts of the 20th century. Today it is equated to movements on the left ranging from liberal to democratic socialist. Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism, an adherent of the ideology espousing individual liberty and private property, meaning varies country to country American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Modern liberalism, in the USA, describes a political ideology that favors government intervention to promote equality Political progressivism, a political... Democratic socialism is a political movement propagating the ideals of socialism within the framework of a parliamentary democracy. ...


Australia

The term progressive is popular in Australia, since many on the left usually support either the Labor Party, the Democrats or the Greens, opposed to the right-wing Liberal Party of Australia. The Australian Labor Party or ALP is Australias oldest political party. ... The Australian Democrats (in regular parlance, just the Democrats), is an Australian social liberal party formed in 1977 from the earlier Australia Party by Don Chipp, who left the Liberal Party of Australia to do so. ... The Australian Greens is the national Greens party in Australia. ... The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian liberal conservative political party. ...


Canada

The term progressive is also popular in Canada, since many are further left than the Liberal Party of Canada. Most supporters of the old Progressive Conservative Party of Canada did not consider themselves progressive although arguments have been made that the Mulroney government implemented progressive environmental policies. The David Orchard wing of the old PC Party was progressive in nature while the Red Tory faction, which included former Prime Minister Joe Clark, was less so. The New Democratic Party often considers itself progressive, and attempts to appeal to progressive voters. The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas current governing political party. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... The New Democratic Party (French: Nouveau Parti démocratique) is a left wing political party in Canada that advocates varying forms of socialism . ...


The Progressive Party of Canada briefly rose to prominence in the 1920s. The Progressive Canadian Party, composed mostly of anti-merger Progressive Conservatives, was formed several months prior to the 2004 general election. The Progressive Party of Canada was a political party in Canada in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. // Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy gun John Logie Baird invents the first working mechanical television system (1925) Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to... The Progressive Canadian Party (PC Party) is a minor federal political party in Canada. ... A Canadian federal election (more formally, the 38th general election) was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Ireland

In Ireland The Progressive Democrats (in Irish An Páirtí Daonlathach, literal back-translation: The Democratic Party) is a free market liberal party in the Republic of Ireland founded in 1985. The Progressive Democrats (in Irish An Páirtí Daonlathach, literal back-translation: The Democratic Party) is a free market liberal party in the Republic of Ireland founded in 1985. ...


The Progressive Democrats’ economic policies are based on liberal economics. They support a free enterprise, low tax and pro-competition policy base.



The party is often described as right wing by supporters and critics alike, but they have several policies which are closer to the left wing. In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms that 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 but not exclusively in the American sense of the word...


New Zealand

Jim Anderton formed the New Zealand Progressive Party by splitting from the Alliance (New Zealand political party). James Patrick Anderton (almost always referred to as Jim Anderton) is leader of the Progressive Party, a political party in the New Zealand parliament. ... Current Progressive Party logo The Progressive Party is a political party in New Zealand. ... Current Alliance logo The Alliance, when referring to New Zealand politics, refers to a left-wing political party. ...


The Progressive Green Party was formed in 1995 but has now disbanded. Progressive Greens logo The Progressive Green Party was an environmentalist political party in New Zealand. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Progressive voters also support the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand and the New Zealand Labour Party. Current Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand logo The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand is a political party in the New Zealand parliament. ... The New Zealand Labour Party is a New Zealand political party. ...


See also

The United States Progressive Party refers to three distinct political parties in 20th-century United States politics. ... A reform movement is a kind of social movement that aims to make gradual change, or change in certain aspects of the society rather than rapid or fundamental changes. ... 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. ... American Civil Rights Movement is one of the most famous social movements of the 20th century. ... Techno-progressivism, technoprogressivism, or tech-progressivism, is a stance of active support for technological development. ...

References

George Lakoff. Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1-931498-71-7 George P. Lakoff (Laykoff, born 1941) is a professor of linguistics (in particular, cognitive linguistics) at the University of California, Berkeley where he has taught since 1972. ...


External links

  • A list of popular Progressive websites - From CommonDreams.org
  • Air America Radio - Progressive radio network
  • The Center for American Progress - A self-styled progressive think tank in Washington, DC
  • America Coming Together - Political Action Committee mobilizing progressive voters
  • The American Prospect - Progressive magazine and non-profit think-tank.
  • Daily Kos - Web log, or blog, and online discussion of progressive events
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Democratic Underground - Progressive news views and active progressive message boards
  • Green Party of the United States - Third party considered by some to be the modern equivalent to a Progressive Party
  • MoveOn.org - Progressive political action organization
  • Progressive Democrats of America
  • Progressive Depot - Online mall contributing profits to progressive organizations
  • Progressive Texan - Web log, or blog, about progressive issues affecting Texas
  • Rockridge Institute - Progressive think-tank
  • Talking Points Memo - Web log, or blog, offering progressive political opinion
  • "What Is Progressive?", AlterNet opinion piece, July 25th 2005

Resources for Studying Progressivism

  • Progressive U

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Throughout the 20th century, American progressivism gradually evolved to become a movement with close ties to the political left-wing, and contemporary progressives continue to embrace concepts such as environmentalism and social justice.
Progressivism at the turn of the twentieth century was largely a bipartisan effort led by William Jennings Bryan, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Robert La Follette and William Howard Taft.
Political progressivism was also represented in the candidacies of economic philosopher Henry George and the Single Tax movement, President Theodore Roosevelt and the Bull-Moose Party, the Cleveland mayoral administration of Tom L. Johnson, Louisiana Governor Huey Long and the Share Our Wealth movement.
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