Problem

Pseudo-socialism

Other Names:
State socialism
Nature:

States that are nominally socialist, implying that democratic principles are adhered to in political decision-making, are not really so when the state governmental or party apparatus makes all fundamental decisions. Without referenda from the people on issues, full elections of officials, and self-management by organizations of labour and other productive classes, there exists a statist political ideology that wishes to draw all power to the centre.

Background:

Pseudo-socialism can lead to fascism, as was the case in Nazi Germany. The Dutch tried to maintain their colonial presence in Indonesia through attempts at state socialism.

Broader Problems:
Socialism
Related Problems:
Political deception
Aggravates:
Fascism
Values:
Pseudo
Subject(s):
Government Nation state
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
21.12.2017 – 16:54 CET