- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

A tendency to oppose change and preserve what exists. While conservatism can be described as an attitude, it's also associated with political principals that stress the value of existing systems and structures.

Longer explanation

Some people want to change the world. Others think we should leave well enough alone. It's this second sentiment that ...

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