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National Interests: Priorities and Security

The evolution of economic systems: The dialectics of regress

Vol. 17, Iss. 7, JULY 2021

Received: 22 April 2021

Received in revised form: 10 May 2021

Accepted: 25 May 2021

Available online: 15 July 2021


JEL Classification: B24, B41, O20

Pages: 12961325


Mikhail V. GRECHKO Southern Federal University (SFEDU), Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Larisa A. KOBINA Southern Federal University (SFEDU), Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject. We herein examine, sort out and integrate economic knowledge to analyze systemic contradictions, which constitute necessary and sufficient conditions for the evolution of macrosystems. In this research, we draw upon the cognitive potential of the dialectical systemic-historical approach.
Objectives. We examine the gradual transformation of complex subjects with weak structure and the qualitative representation of the regress dialectics in terms of the logic of the evolution of economic systems.
Methods. The study draws upon the cognitive potential of the dialectical method, the method of ascending from the abstract to the concrete, with some elements of the formation approach added, which helped definitely determine and capture systemic traits and principles of the regress dialectics of old systems, and their possible development trajectories.
Results. The article sets forth systemic contradictions, qualities and traits of the regress dialectics, referring to the evolutionary phases of economic systems. To display the regress dialectics properly, we formulated respective principles for studying mutated forms, demonstrating the inevitability of their self-reproduction, and revealing the real, though concealed, substance.
Conclusions. The article sorts out key conclusions. The findings may underlie the scientific basis for comprehending the evolution of complex subjects with weak structure and macrosystems.

Keywords: regress dialectics, economic system, development dynamics, productive force, production relations, evolution


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