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The principles or system of ownership and control of the means of production and distribution by the people collectively, usually under the supervision of a government.
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the principle of ownership of the means of production, by the state or the people
2. (Sociology) a social system based on this principle
col•lec•tiv•ism(kəˈlɛk təˌvɪz əm)
the socialist principle of control by the people collectively, or the state, of all means of production or economic activity.
[1875–80; < French collectivisme]
col•lec′tiv•ist, n., adj.
the socialist principle of control by the state of all means of productive or economic activity. — collectivist, n., adj. — collectivistic, adj.See also: Politics
The belief that the means of production in a state should be controlled by the people.
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|Noun||1.||collectivism - Soviet communism |
communism - a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership
revisionism - a moderate evolutionary form of Marxism
revisionism - any dangerous departure from the teachings of Marx
|2.||collectivism - a political theory that the people should own the means of production|