Is 'Market Socialism' & 'Libertarian Socialism' functionally identical? What are the basic differences?

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    $\begingroup$ There is no clear definition for these concepts. If you care to provide the definitions you think are valid users may be able to point out key policy differences. $\endgroup$ – Giskard Apr 9 '16 at 19:26
  • $\begingroup$ One of the key difference that I've figured out is that in Market Socialism the presence of Police is inevitable but in the case of Libertarian Socialism there is no requirement of Police in such societies. $\endgroup$ – user258458 Apr 10 '16 at 5:37
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    $\begingroup$ Unfortunately this does not provide a definition. Without a proper definition you are likely to get answers like Mustang's. $\endgroup$ – Giskard Apr 10 '16 at 6:32
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    $\begingroup$ These definitions are still not narrow enough. Quoting from the first one: "Depending on the specific model of market socialism" so there are several models, which one do you mean? Quoting from the second one: "Libertarian socialism [...] is a group of anti-authoritarian political philosophies" so there are more versions of this too and these all seem to be ethical philosphies, not practical economic models? $\endgroup$ – Giskard Apr 10 '16 at 19:35

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