Socialism Ideology

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Socialists believe that ___ with others is better than ___
'cooperation' - individualism
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Humans are ___, social beings who naturally work ___ with others.
'altruistic' - together
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What do socialists believe individual self striving leads to?
It leads to conflict
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What do socialists believe about competition and the unification of society?
They believe that if there is no competition then there is greater productivity and this unification of society is 'morally good'.
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What did this mean to 'fundamentalist socialists' such as Fidel Castro?
This meant the abolition of private property.
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What did this mean to 'social democrats'?
That collectivism means a welfare state and trade unions (collective power). Also cooperative movements.
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Socialists believe that we are a product of our ___. (e.g. crime is due to social ___)
society - enviroment
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What is fraternity?
That we are all brothers and sister, part of a community. Therefor many socialists are 'internationalists' and opposed to nationalism.
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Socialists believe in the equality of ___
outcome (The most important aspect of socialism)
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What are socialist beliefs about capitalism?
They believe that capitalism has caused great inequality and 'exploitation'.
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What is socialist beliefs about inequality of opportunity?
They believe that it is not enough to ensure true fairness as the 'system is unequal'.
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Equality will lead to real ___. Our ___ will be fulfilled. We will receive what we need rather than what we can ___.
freedom - potential - afford
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What are the three main socialist beliefs about how to achieve this equality?
Fundamental = Capitalism should be abolished and private ownership replaced by 'common ownership'. / Social Democrats = Welfare state and progressive taxation. / Third Way = Must not "bash the rich" but focus on reducing social exclusion.
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What is 'class consciousness'?
Marx and Engels believed that when the proletariat realise they are being exploted by the bourgeoisie then they will take a hold of land and private property will come into 'common ownership' and inevitably capitalism will be overthrown.
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What do Social Democrats believe about this idea of class conflict?
They believe that it is unhelpful and they aim to create a harmony between classes and 'social justice' - the fair distribution of wealth and opportunity.
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What do socialists believe is unfair about the concept of classes?
That is affects outcomes e.g. healthcare, education, wealth and opportunity.
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What is the Third Way's view on the classes?
They do not want a class war and instead opt to appeal to middle class voters as well as working class. They talk about 'helping the underclass'.
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Private property can lead to ___ therefore workers should participate in ___.
inequality - 'management'
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What where the aims of 'Syndicalists' in France and Italy?
They aim to achieve workers' control through general strikes (which would overthrow the government). This failed btw.
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What is the Cooperative Movement in the UK?
It is Democratic and controlled by members, profits shared. The Cooperative group is the largest mutual business in the UK (7 million customs and members.)
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Humans are ___, social beings who naturally work ___ with others.

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'altruistic' - together

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What do socialists believe individual self striving leads to?

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What do socialists believe about competition and the unification of society?

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What did this mean to 'fundamentalist socialists' such as Fidel Castro?

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