Discipline: Political Science
Non-revolutionary revision of 'purist' socialism.
The argument that immediate gains for the working class by conventional means such as parliamentary politics, tactical voting and trade union negotiation were not a compromise with the existing order, but a preferable alternative to maintaining political purity and consequent political ineffectiveness.
A term originally applied within the late 19th century French Socialist Party.
David Stafford, From Anarchism to Reformism (London, 1971)