Kuvaldin Viktor

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  • № 2, 2002

    • Globalization, national state and the new world order

      The article dwells on the thesis that globalization is sort of a negation of a national state, which is endangered in the realm of global norms, values, structures and institutions. The author shows that the real situation is much more complicated and controversial. Thus, there are many examples when it is not only possible to get adjusted to the new conditions but the globalization is adjusted to one’s interests. At the same time, it is evident that under globalization the national state ceases to act as a single subject integrating monopolistically the interest of big communities and representing them at the international arena.

      While reviewing the relations between the state and the new world order (V. Kuvaldin calls it a mega society) the author describes the essence of the latter. In his opinion during the two decades the mega society, which is a rather chaotic set of global links, norms, attitudes, values, behavior patterns, modes, systems and institutions, will start to be shaped. Currently, the formula of “asymmetric dependence” may act as the most striking definition of globalization.