सामाजिक लोकतंत्र एक राजनीतिक, सामाजिक और आर्थिक विचारधारा हैं, जो पूंजीवादी अर्थव्यवस्था के ढाँचे में सामाजिक न्याय के लिए, और सामूहिक सौदाकारी के इंतजाम वाली एक नीति व्यवस्था के लिए, प्रतिनिधिक लोकतंत्र, आय पुनर्वितरण के उपाय, सामान्य हित हेतु अर्थव्यवस्था का विनियमन व कल्याण राज्य के प्रावधानों संबंधी प्रतिबद्धता को बढ़ावा देने के लिए, आर्थिक हस्तक्षेपवाद और सामाजिक हस्तक्षेपवाद का समर्थन करती हैं।[1][2][3]

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  1. Heywood 2012, पृ॰ 128: "Social democracy is an ideological stance that supports a broad balance between market capitalism, on the one hand, and state intervention, on the other hand. Being based on a compromise between the market and the state, social democracy lacks a systematic underlying theory and is, arguably, inherently vague. It is nevertheless associated with the following views: (1) capitalism is the only reliable means of generating wealth, but it is a morally defective means of distributing wealth because of its tendency towards poverty and inequality; (2) the defects of the capitalist system can be rectified through economic and social intervention, the state being the custodian of the public interest […]"
  2. Miller 1998, पृष्ठ 827: "The idea of social democracy is now used to describe a society the economy of which is predominantly capitalist, but where the state acts to regulate the economy in the general interest, provides welfare services outside of it and attempts to alter the distribution of income and wealth in the name of social justice."
  3. Badie, Berg-Schlosser & Morlino 2011, पृ॰ 2423: "Social democracy refers to a political tendency resting on three fundamental features: (1) democracy (e.g., equal rights to vote and form parties), (2) an economy partly regulated by the state (e.g., through Keynesianism), and (3) a welfare state offering social support to those in need (e.g., equal rights to education, health service, employment and pensions)."