The process of convergence of different social systems as a trend of modernity

The article attempts to examine the modernity through the prism of the transition of communities from the natural-historical to the socio-historical type of development. Convergence of various social systems is one of its most important trends. It is determined by a number of reasons, primarily the fact that the sustainable preservation of society in modern conditions is ensured by its development. Reforming of various countries mainly Russia and China is analyzed from the standpoint of convergence as a turbulent process. It is shown that the implementation of this trend contributes to the solution of current economic and social problems and its ignoring leads either to the immature forms of socialism or to the neoliberal model with all its negative consequences.


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