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  • n. A left-wing ideology that aims to introduce democracy into the workforce, i.e. worker cooperatives, and ensure public provision of basic human needs.
  • n. Any form of socialism based on democratic principles and institutions.


Distinguished from the grammatical synonym social democracy, coming into a specific usage as social democracy came to mean the reform rather than end of capitalism. (Wiktionary)


  • You are messing with captains of industry… Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong… with capitalism… There must be a better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism.

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  • Instead, democratic socialism offers a better solution, not more capitalism – the very nature of which requires bottom-line policy to supercede all other considerations.

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  • Kick off a 50-year dynasty of post-Blair social democracy or, we can dream, eventually democratic socialism.

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  • "Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against democratic socialism, as I know it."

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  • The biggest economy in the world runs under democratic socialism.

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  • "The United States was able to use Edward Seaga's government, which was ideologically opposed to the People's National Party policy of democratic socialism, as an organisation that opposed that policy," Crawford recounts.

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  • against totalitarianism - for democratic socialism

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  • As he states, "Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it.



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