utopian socialism



  • noun an early form of socialism, in which services and goods are produced for the use of the community as a whole, derived from the writings of Robert Owen and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. It was an idealistic form of socialism and its members created ideal communities in Britain, the USA and other countries. It was approved of by Marx and Engels.


  • noun a form of socialism based on the belief that a socialist society can be brought about by peacefully persuading those in power to accept it