Socialism is a political philosophy and economic system based on the social ownership and control of the means of production; as well as the political and economic theories, ideologies and movements that aim to establish a socialist system.
Socialism may also refer to:
- Democratic socialism, a political philosophy that advocates achieving socialist goals within a democratic system as opposed to what it perceives as undemocratic socialist ideologies such as Marxist–Leninist-inspired socialism
- Scientific socialism, a method of analysis pioneered by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and used to analyze capitalism, where socialism is postulated to emerge from capitalist development; in the late 19th century it widely became known as Marxism
- Social democracy, a political, social and economic ideology that supports economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a liberal democratic polity and capitalist economy
- Socialist mode of production, a more specific concept of socialist organization articulated by Marxist theory of historical materialism
- Socialist Party, or capital-s "Socialists", the policies and practices of titular Socialist political parties irrespective of whether or not they adhere to the implementation of a socialist system
- Socialist Party (disambiguation), variations on the above
- Socialist state, a country governed by a socialist party with the constitutional aim of constructing socialism
- Real socialism, a phrase sometimes used to refer to the Soviet-type planned economies in the former Soviet Union and Eastern bloc countries
- Socialism, a book by John Stuart Mill
- Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, a book by Ludwig von Mises
- Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, an essay by Friedrich Engels
- Film Socialisme, a 2010 film directed by Jean-Luc Godard
- SOCiALiSM, a 2017 single released by the Japanese idol group BiS
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