VI Конвент Российской Ассоциации Международных Исследований (РАМИ)




«Inclusion of new states and protostate unities into contemporary world system»

Section Chair: Kudriashova Irina Vladimirovna, PhD (politics), associate professor, Department of comparative political science, MGIMO-University, senior researcher, department of political science, Institute for Scientific Information on Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Modern political processes have resulted in political changes on the world political map. Some of these are discernable: new states, which emerged after the dissolution of the socialist «empires» — the USSR and the FRY. Their independent inclusion into the world politics required the construction of sovereign power structures, overcoming the development crises, determining new strategic policies. In a number of cases these tasks were directed to international organization, authorized with constitutional rights (for example, in Bosnia and Herzegovina case).
Other emerging units are not discerned yet, although they exhibit the state or pre-state political processes. These are the so called de facto states — the unrecognized or partially recognized states. The former group includes the Republic of Nagorny Karabakh, Transdnistrian Moldavian Republic, Somaliland, Puntland, Waziristan, while the latter group includes Turkish Republic of the Northern Cyprus, Sakharan Arab Democratic Republic, Palestine, Kosovo, Abkhazia, Southern Ossetia.
We may refer Iraq and Afghanistan, which were subjected to reformation after bloody civil conflicts and anti-terrorist operations, to the «new old» states. They forced to search and trial new mechanisms of internal and external political consolidation and participation.
On the world political maps there are states, which are unable to perform their soveign functions. Some of these have become virtual states, as Somali Republic, others combine weak central institutes with «moving stateship», «regional states», «clan-states», and «community states». Among these «states within the state» are «Hizballah» in Lebanon, Kurdistan in Iraq, Southern Sudan, Revolutional armed forces of Columbia.
At the same time, internationalization of communications, economy and culture excludes both economic and political identities from the sphere of the competency of the state. The emerging configurations lead to creation of new political structures and systems of governance, in which neighbouring local governments form coalitions in order to address modern challenges. These are exemplified in the transborder regional systems of governance in euro-regions and partnerships of the EU. New forms of distribution of internal rights and foreign cooperation change the image of the EU in general.

This section aims to assess the internal and external aspects of includion of new states and state units into world politics. We welcome papers, addressing the following issues:
Consolidation of political power in new independent states
Internal and external factors of power legitimization in de facto states
«Reformed " states in world politics
Substate units in world politics
New forms of political organization of territories

Ilyin M.V.
Meleshkina E.Y.
Mironyuk M.G.
Vaslavsky I.I.
Jigjitov S.V.
Busigina I.M.
Berg E.
Kudriashova I.V.

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