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communism

a political and economic doctrine that advocates that the state should own all property and organize all the functions of PRODUCTION and EXCHANGE, including LABOUR. Karl MARX succinctly stated his idea of communism as ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs’. Communism involves a CENTRALLY PLANNED ECONOMY where strategic decisions concerning production and distribution are taken by government as opposed to being determined by the PRICE SYSTEM, as in a market-based PRIVATE ENTERPRISE ECONOMY. China still organizes its economy along communist lines, but in recent years Russia and other former Soviet Union countries and various East European countries have moved away from communism to more market-based economies.
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Even though the media of these countries are shaped by the Communist theory in USSR, after regaining their freedom have tried to adapt to liberal theory, yet often remain under the influence of authoritarian theory.
Conflict of this kind raises women's consciousness concerning their condition, fuels their desire for a sexual revolution that will put an end to their oppression, and complicates the calculus of communist theory.
11) Casalini's research into communist theory and practice in relation to the family confirms Sandro Bellassai's analysis of the party as being substantially conservative, as outlined in his seminal work La morale comunista.

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