№ 3, 2009
This article puts forward and argues the thesis that it’s illegitimate to lead the reasons of the world depression only to financial and economical aspects. In the author's opinion, first of all, it is the result of the crisis of the state-based world structure, which comes from the Westphalia peace of the 1648. Such model of the world setup is becoming too limited for the modern reality. More and more often the interests of the national governments contradict to economic system principles. Today its development is happening against a background of global political risks increase. The author underlines that in future it will be impossible for our world to avoid crisis and other crucial points without new political structure. The new “rules of the game” should reflect the global trends of the world development and the modern tendencies in political world structure. First of all, there should be versatility (fundamental extension of the quantity of the states that take part in solving international problems) and multilevel structure (interaction of governmental and non-governmental actors).
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