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Democratic Socialism

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Democratic socialism is a political movement propagating the ideals of socialism within the framework of a parliamentary democracy. Thinkers, writers and activists such as Robert Owen, Karl Marx, George Orwell, and Sidney and Beatrice Webb can all be said to have contributed to "democratic socialist philosophy". However, popular movements such as the growth of trade unionism, the Chartists and the Labour Party (UK) (a "democratic socialist party" according to the first line of its constitution) or the SPD in Germany (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, are equally critical to understanding Democratic Socialism. It should be noted, however, that many of those who describe themselves as "socialists" often argue that socialism necessarily implies democracy, thus making "democratic socialism" a redundant term. The fact that one specific movement is called Democratic Socialism does not mean that other branches of socialism must be any less democratic.

Democratic Socialism is very Similar to Social Democracy and most democratic socialist / social democratic parties are a member of the socialist international.

List of notable democratic socialists

Evo Morales George Orwell Willy Brandit Bernie Sanders Olof Palme George Orwell

List of democratic socialist parties

Party of European Socialists, European Union

Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, Germany

Labour Party (UK)

Parti Socialiste, France

European United Left, European Union

Samajwadi Party, India

Democratic Socialist Party (Japan)

New Democratic Party, Canada

Union des forces progressistes, Quebec

Democratic Socialists of America (USA)

Socialist Party USA

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This page was last modified 04:09, 24 November 2010 by daniel hanley . Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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