of the conservativism (in demarcation to politsch the colored conceptualness< ref>Thus it is called volume 3, the German ideology, S. already with Karl Marx/Friedrich Engels, MEW -. 401: „in-rusted Konservatismus “.</ref> Konservatismus) is a conviction, those at the “bringing”, at traditionsis oriented or itself today against the dismantling of social mechanisms and conceptions directs at least, so long not efficient, generally recognized spare mechanisms to be created.< ref>Lexikon.sociologicus - encyclopedia of the fundamental ideas, conditions 1999.</ref>
The conservativism developed as reaction to the French revolution. <ref>Stefan Kutzner, dictionary of the social politics.</ref> The Britisher Edmund Burke criticized these in particular because of their abstract rationalism and their reason ideology. Thus it is considered as a founder of political conservative thinking.
Uniform conservative thinking does not exist, the conservativismits respective contentwise outline wins mainly in the argument with its opponents, the liberalism and socialism.< ref>Stefan Kutzner, dictionary of the social politics< /ref> Is from the conservativism the restoration (as re-establishment of former conditions) or the reaction (as direct reactionto differentiate to taking place changes).< ref>Stefan Kutzner, dictionary of the social politics< /ref>
The conservativism does not reject changes fundamentally, however evolutionary developments give preference in relation to revolutionary new creations, since it assumes with the resort to reason principles no order(in more political as in social regard) to be created can.< ref>Stefan Kutzner, dictionary of the social politics< /ref> The conservativism stresses the organic and historically the growing of each social order, those from its perspective only gradually and carefully to be changed can.< ref>Stefan Kutzner, dictionary of the social politics.</ref>
There is no purely conservative party in Germany today, probably however widespread conservative thinking.< ref>Lexikon.sociologicus - encyclopedia of the fundamental ideas, conditions 1999.</ref>
See also: Konservatismus.