social democracy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"social democracy" in British English

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social democracynoun

 
[U] the ​belief that ​society should ​change from capitalism to socialism in a ​gradual, ​peaceful way; a ​system of ​governmentbased on this ​belief: [C] a ​country that has this ​system of ​government
(Definition of social democracy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"social democracy" in Business English

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social democracynoun

uk   us   POLITICS, GOVERNMENT
[U] a ​politicalsystem that is ​based on socialism and democracy: There are ​expectations that Germany will ​move from its post-war ​socialdemocracy towards ​aggressive Anglo-American ​stylecapitalism.
[C] a country with a ​government that is ​based on socialdemocracy: Sweden is the very ​model of a modern ​socialdemocracy.
(Definition of social democracy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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