democratic socialism

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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.

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democratic socialism (usually uncountable, plural democratic socialisms)

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

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