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LIBERAL

ISM

DEFINITIO
A free N
way of
thinking and
acting
in private and
public life.

a political ideal where


individuals are free to
pursue their own
goals in their own
ways provided they do
not infringe on the
equal liberty of
others.

Latin liber, free


& up to the end
th
of
the
18
century signified
only worthy of
a free man.

were within the


persons power to
control and others
were not.
Persons power is
the will to act or not
to act, to do or to
avoid.

Not within a

persons power is
the nature of
things and the
laws that govern
them.

of nature that
obliges everyone to
respect the freedom
of self-determinaton
in others and to
treat others as
equals.

rights
that
the
individual
Basic Principle:
deserves to enjoy as a
human being and
member of a society.
They protect the
individual as well as the
freedom and dignity of
that individual.

Basic Principle:

Equality - means there


can be no discrimination.
They demand to improve
their lives - therefore
liberals emphasize to
improving education for
all. Liberals . In short,
believe in equality before
the law and equality of
opportunity.

most
basic
idea
Basic Principle:
underlying the
principle of rule of
law is that law is
supreme. It is law
that rules and
nothing else

Basic Principle:

his/her rights and


responsibilities. Every single
person is important. Liberals
believe that people must
decide for themselves and not
be told what to do all the
time. They must be free to
lead the life they want to
lead, provided that in doing
so they do not limit someone
else's freedom.

means that each person owns him or


herself and therefore cannot be
owned by someone else, that is, no
one can be a slave. Such a free
person can own other property:
clothes, books, furniture, land,
houses, cars and even ideas, socalled intellectual property.
Secondly, owners of property must
also be able to come together
peacefully and sell their property
and buy other people's property
freely. This is only possible in an
economically free environment.

Basic Principle:

consists of a number of
Basic
Principle:
ingredients,
the most
important being personal
choice, voluntary
exchange, freedom to
enter and compete in
markets and protection
of people and property
from aggression by
others.

Democracy

-becomes the only


political system under
which these values can
really exist.
- there are safeguards to
protect minorities
through a constitutional
procedure and due
democratic process.

which limits the power of


the state and ensures
judicial independence.
- prizes pluralism and
tolerance. It sees dissent
and disagreement as
being normal and even as
something positive. A
majority might be right or
wrong.

Democracy

a. Reason, not faith


Attributes:
or emotion, is the
only true guide of
mans actions.
Man is essentially
good and
perfectible.

laws in human
affairs social,
political, and
economics that
can be discovered
by scientific
investigation.

peculiar to man
by virtue of his
humanity, and
the sole purpose
of the state is to
preserve and
protect this
rights.

in which mankind,
thru its own effort, is
steadily improving.
Change in the social
and political order
should therefore be
welcomed and
encouraged, not
feared and impeded.

is not necessary
to mans moral
progress.
f. Individual
freedom is best
assured by
constitutional
government.

which
Liberalism:
advocates individual
liberties
and limited
government
under the rule of law
Stresses economic
freedom

A tradition within
Liberalism:
liberalism that
provides a qualified
endorsement for social
and economic
intervention as a
means of prompting
personal development.

individuals are the


Liberalism:
basis of law and
society, and that its
institutions exist to
further the ends of
individuals, without
showing favor to those
of higher social rank.

Focuses on the
Liberalism:
rights of individuals
pertaining to
conscience and
lifestyle, including
such issues like
sexual freedom,
religious freedom.

Economic
Liberalism:

Is an ideology
which supports the
individual rights of
property and
freedom of contract.

Social
Liberalism:
New, reform or
welfare liberalism

Label for economic


liberalizations, free trade
and open markets.
Supports the
privatization of
nationalized industries,
deregulation, and
enhancing the role of the
private sector in modern
society.

Neoliberalism:

Label for economic


liberalizations, free trade
and open markets.
Supports the
privatization of
nationalized industries,
deregulation, and
enhancing the role of the
private sector in modern
society.

Neoliberalism:

THANK
YOU.
Myrra-Fe P. Mirontos