Constructing an Autonomous Knowledge System of Marxist Political-Legal Science

Author: Li Lin

Abstract: Marxist political-legal science, with the interaction between the superstructure of the state and its economic foundation as the main research object, is a major theoretical category and system corresponding to Marxist political economics. It is a comprehensive, systematic, and integrated new discipline. Xi Jinping Thought on the Rule of Law combines Marxist state theory and the theory of the rule of law with China’s specific practice of law-based governance and law-based exercise of the ruling power, as well as traditional Chinese political civilization and excellent rule of law culture, thereby embodying the essential characteristics and the essence of Marxist political-legal science. Chinese scholars should accelerate the innovative localization and modernization of Marxist state theory and rule of law theory and strive to build an autonomous legal knowledge system in China.

Key Words: Xi Jinping Thought on the Rule of Law; political-legal science; autonomous knowledge system

Author: Li Lin, a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a research fellow at CASS Institute of Law and a professor at the University of CASS. 

Source: 5 (2023) Law and Social Development.