The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a reformist theory that regards cooperation as one of the chief means for the peaceful and gradual “transformation” of capitalism into socialism. It arose with the development of the cooperative movement and cooperative theories.
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