After studying this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Explain the central ideas that define democratic socialism.
- Summarize the roots that help shape the evolution of democratic socialism.
- Critique the strengths and weaknesses of democratic socialism.
- Describe the main ideas of communism.
- Summarize the sources of communism.
- Critique the strengths and weaknesses of communism.
- Assess the recent changes in democratic socialism and communism throughout the world.