№ 2, 2008
The article is devoted to an analysis of the relationship between the space that is becoming globalized and the traditional agents of world politics — the states. The notion of “glocalization” acts as an instrumental basis of the study for it reflects the dialectical relationship between the global and the local. Having underscored that the global space, likewise the space of past empires, included extremely diverse entities, M.Shinkovsky pinpoints the fact that — unlike the empires of the past — the center of the global world is dispersed being a set of “locals”, i.e. the points where financial, commodity, symbolic, and other streams are crisscrossing. The mutually complementary character and inter-penetration of global and local trends are being traced by the author at the example of the Russian Far East where the problem of global vs state political space is particularly sharp because it is so far away from “its own” state center and due to the high intensity of “external” (global) effects.
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