Democratic Socialism

Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


Democratic socialism is an intellectual strand within the Marxian tradition, but it is critical of Stalinist variants of socialism and looks to the later writings of Engels as a source for socialism and democracy. The renewal of social democracy has become a focus of ideological debate in China as the concept of social democracy has gained its political and intellectual momentum worldwide. Meanwhile, social democracy has not only come to power in many countries, it has succeeded beyond the wildest dreams of its founders.1 Chinese scholars have been exploring the Third Way, a democratic alternative to the capitalism and communism. The idea of finding a “third way” has been widely discussed since the late 1980s. Over the past 30 years, social democracy has regained public attention and has become an important component of academic discourse in China.


Social Democracy Political Reform Class Struggle Democratic Socialism Socialist Party 
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  • He Li
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  1. 1.Merrimack CollegeUSA

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