Post-Capitalism or Socialism?

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Prof.
Affiliation: Institute of Marxism of the Hainan Normal University
Address: Haikou, China
Affiliation: Lomonosov Moscow State University
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 9

The article gives a constructive criticism of a number of provisions put forward by D.A. Davydov regarding the trends in the formation of post-capitalist relations in modern society. The authors emphasize that the study of such relations will be incomplete if it does not include an analysis of the processes taking place in a number of countries that are following a different path than the leading countries with a capitalist economy. Appealing to the practices of the PRC and a number of other countries, the authors pay attention to the development of relations that form the values and motives of collective, solidarity activity for the benefit of society and can be qualified as real germs of socialism. This is typical not only for China, which is building socialism with Chinese characteristics, but also for countries that retain the capitalist system, but at the same time are forced to turn to relations that are socialist in content in order to strengthen the economy and reduce social contradictions.

Keywordspost-capitalism, capitalism, socialism, socialism with Chinese characteristics, social development
AcknowledgmentThis article was prepared with the support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the CASS, project no. 21-511-93006.
Publication date29.09.2022
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