CCP and marxism Essay

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The Party (CCP) now leads a modern government running a modern country. It is not a revolutionary Party bound to fixed ideology. Discuss in relation to the CCP’s post 1978 reworking of Marxism socialism and its handling of the growing inequalities of wealth. In exploring how the Chinese Communist Party rules and leads it modern country, we must explore the themes of transition from a revolutionary Party not bound by the traditional ideologies of a socialist nation and how the theory of Marxism has been amended to suit the political environment. This critical review in the nature of the Chinese Government in relation to socialism and growing inequalities in wealth will be a key to developing an understanding of the issues at hand. The works of Deng Xiaoping, Dirlik and Meisner, David S.G. Goodman, Julia Kwong and Merle Goldman will be critical analyzed to develop our contextual understanding of the proposed situation. Before we may critically analyze the concept of inequalities of wealth in the post 1978 reworking of Marxism, we must define the key themes of; socialism and Marxism which still underpin the values of the Chinese society. Socialism, defined by The Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition is that of; a theory or policy of social organization which aims at or advocates the ownership and control of the means of production, capital, land, property etc., by the community as a whole, and their administration or distribution in the interests of all . Marxism being; the political and economic theories of Marx, esp. that, as labour is basic to wealth, historical development, following the scientific laws determined by dialectical materialism, must lead to the violent overthrow of the capitalist class and the taking over of the means of production by proletariat (source The Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition). Contextually speaking, Chinese economic
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