Conservatism Law and Legal Definition

Conservatism is a political and sociological philosophy. Conservatism promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and opposes rapid change in society. Conservatism emphasizes on stability and continuity.

The concept of conservatism in the U.S. takes in a variety of political ideologies. This includes:

1. fiscal conservatism;

2. supply-side economics;

3. social conservatism;

4. libertarian conservatism;

5. bioconservatism; and

6. religious conservatism.