(Reguidit frae Social liberalism)

Leeberalism is a poleetical philosophy or warldview foondit on ideas o leeberty an equality. The first principle is stressed in clessical leeberalism while the latter is mair evident in social leeberalism.[1] It is first come intae uiss in the 18t hunneryeir.

In different kintras


It can mean different things bi the wey o the kintra: in the Unitit Kinrick, it is associate wi the Leeberal Democrats (UK), in Americae, it is assicate thir days wi the Democratic pairty an in Fraunce it uisually means laissez-faire capitalism or neoliberalism.

Social vs. Classical


Social leeberalism believes that the richt tae freedom frae coercion should include a societal foondation, whereas classical leeberalism puts primary emphasis is placed on securin the freedom o the individual bi leemitin the pouer o the govrenment.


  1. Russell 2000, pp. 577–8; Young 2002, p. 39.
  • Russell, Bertrand (2000) [1945]. History of Western Philosophy. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-22854-1.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Young, Shaun (2002). Beyond Rawls: An Analysis of the Concept of Political Liberalism. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. ISBN 978-0-7618-2240-0.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)