utopian socialism

Definitions

Economics

  • 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.

Politics

  • 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
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