Democratic Socialism

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  • Promotion of socialism and democracy in the governance of people. Democratic socialists, those who accept democratic socialist principles, believe that the economy and society should be run democratically to meet the needs of the whole population rather than make profits for a few, as in a capitalist system. Democratic socialists see the political empowerment of society's disenfranchised—that is, workers—as a necessary step in the transformation of capitalism into a more humane social order. Their base of support is trade unions. The key element of democratic socialism is workers' meaningful participation and control of daily life at work and in the community, with managers elected by and responsible to workers and community members. The focus is on the abolishment of the capitalist system.

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