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Synonyms for conservatism

a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes

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The leader of the conservatist Catholic League, William Donohue, said he is horrified that Bacik is seeking election.
After Herder, the organicist school developed in two directions, one that was conservatist and statist in the Hegelian mode, and the other, liberal and pluralistic and definitely opposed to the Hegelian view of sovereignty.
While liberalism has been a key influence on the development of social welfare institutions and policy formation and practice in the four countries under analysis, the authors also mention that social democratic, labourist, conservatist and corporatist ideologies have influenced policy formation in these countries.
After a heated debate between the Greens supported by the Christian Democrats on one side and the Conservatists and Liberals on the other, the European Parliament has backed the European Commission's proposal on the honey directive that defines pollen as a natural constituent rather than an ingredient of honey.
The nouveau European conservatists, immaculately dressed in Armani suits, no longer need to rely upon a black jack-boot mentality to win votes; their ears, eyes and smile say it all.