National conservatism


National conservatism

National conservatism is a political term used primarily in Europe to describe a variant of conservatism which concentrates more on national interests than standard conservatism as well as upholding cultural and ethnic identity[1], while not being outspokenly nationalist or supporting a far-right approach. In Europe, national conservatives are usually eurosceptics.[2][3]

National conservatism is related to social conservatism, and as such may be heavily oriented towards the traditional family and social stability. According to one Austrian scholar, "national conservatism praises the family as a home and a centre of identity, solidarity and emotion."[4] Many national conservatives are thus social conservatives, as well as in favour of limiting immigration.

As such, national conservatives can be distinguished from economic conservatives, for whom free market economic policies, deregulation and fiscal conservatism are the main priorities. Some commentators have identified a growing gap between national and economic conservatism: "most parties of the Right [today] are run by economic conservatives who, in varying degrees, have marginalized social, cultural, and national conservatives."[5] National conservatism is also related to traditionalist conservatism.

National conservative parties

See also

References

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  5. ^ National questions - conservatives fragmenting as liberals unite, National Review, June 30, 1997
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  8. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/denmark.html
  9. ^ http://www.politik.ch/eu-kritiker-gewinnen-wahlen-in-finnland.html
  10. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/finland.html
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  13. ^ http://www.princeton.edu/~jmueller/DISSENT-Hungary-JWMueller.pdf
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  16. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/latvia.html
  17. ^ http://www.pecob.eu/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/EN/IDPagina/1915
  18. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/lithuania.html
  19. ^ http://www.economist.com/node/17862276?story_id=17862276
  20. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/poland.html
  21. ^ http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,552772,00.html
  22. ^ http://www.pecob.eu/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/EN/IDPagina/1946
  23. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/serbia.html
  24. ^ http://sverigedemokraterna.se/
  25. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/sweden.html
  26. ^ http://www.polittrends.ch/polittrends/natkons.html
  27. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/switzerland.html
  28. ^ http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/textes/d/D17458-1-5.php
  29. ^ http://www.wienerzeitung.at/default.aspx?tabID=3861&alias=wzo&cob=512415
  30. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/slovakia.html
  31. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/nireland.html
  32. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/nireland.html



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