Russia’s idea of the multipolar world order: origins and main dimensions

Chebankova, Elena (2017) Russia’s idea of the multipolar world order: origins and main dimensions. Post-Soviet Affairs, 33 (3). pp. 217-234. ISSN 1060-586X

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Contemporary international relations are rife with the ideological struggle over the potential nature of the rapidly changing world order. Two distinct paradigmatic positions have surfaced. One champions economic, cultural, and political globalization conducted under the leadership of the Western world. The other advocates a more particularistic approach that fends for a balance of interests, multiplicity of politico-cultural forms and multiple centers of international influence. The latter doctrine, often referred to as the multipolar world theory, is the subject of this paper. The discussion argues that the idea of a multipolar world order has emerged as Russia’s main ethical and ideological position advanced in the international arena. Its philosophical tenets buttress Russian society intellectually at home, providing the expedients to pursue the country’s foreign policy goals abroad. The paper examines a substantial value package with roots in both Russian and Western philosophy that sustains the multipolar world order theory.

Keywords:multipolar world, international relations, Russian politics, political ideologies
Subjects:L Social studies > L250 International Relations
L Social studies > L200 Politics
L Social studies > L210 Political Theories
Divisions:College of Social Science
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Deposited On:06 Apr 2017 10:36

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