Libertarian conservatism, also known as conservative libertarianism or conservatarianism, is a political philosophy that combines conservatism with libertarianism, or simply representing the conservative wing of libertarianism. Libertarian conservatism advocates the greatest possible economic liberty and the least possible government regulation of social life but it harnesses this to a belief in a more social conservative philosophy emphasizing authority and duty.
In political science, the term libertarian conservatism refers to ideologies that combine the advocacy of economic principles such as fiscal discipline, respect for contracts, defense of private property and free markets and the traditionalist conservative stress on self-help and freedom of choice under a laissez-faire and economically liberal capitalist society with social tenets such as the importance of religion and the value of traditional morality through a framework of limited, constitutional, representative government.
New right was a political movement made up especially of Protestants, opposed especially to secular humanism, and concerned with issues especially of church and state, patriotism, laissez-faire economics. New right in global age and the relation between Conservatives and Libertarians is also discussed below.