Post-Capitalism or Socialism?

Post-Capitalism or Socialism?

Chen Hong

PhD (Phil.), Prof. of the Institute of Marxism of the Hainan Normal University, Doctoral Research Supervisor, Haikou, China

Barashkova O.V.

Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Senior Researcher of the Laboratory on Comparative Studies of Socio-Economic Systems at the Faculty of Economics, Senior Lecturer of the Center for Modern Marxist Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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This article was prepared with the support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the CASS, project no. 21-511-93006. This article is an element of the key project of the National Social Science Foundation of China “Translation and research of the textbook “Political Economy” of the modern Russian neo-Marxist school“ (21AKS023).

For citation:

Chen Hong, Barashkova O.V. Post-Capitalism or Socialism?. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2022. No 9. P. 116-121


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 may 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 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.

post-capitalism; capitalism; socialism; socialism with Chinese characteristics; social development
Content No 9, 2022