Turbulence in Global Politics- From international order to global society – Cover Image

Узбурканост у глобалној политици (Од међудржавног поретка до глобалног друштва)
Turbulence in Global Politics- From international order to global society –

Author(s): Dragan R. Simić
Subject(s): International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Politics and society, Economic development, Globalization
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: order; state; anarchy; international; world; global; system; society; structure; subjects; stability; balance; challenges; threats; survival; interest;

Summary/Abstract: International order, almost unchanged during first three centuries of its existence, has been founded on the balance of power, diplomacy, alliances, international law, and after a certain amount of time, on international organizations as its key factors and subjects. Within such order, sovereign and independent states in circumstances of non- existence of basic power, that is, in the circumstances of anarchy but not chaos, do acknowledge and accept joint standards of behavior and activities. It is possible to talk about political, diplomatic, legal, economical and military side of a certain international order: since the notion ‘international system’ is most often used as a synonym for the notion ‘order’, it is necessary to point out that the ‘order’, in contrast to the ‘system’ implies also certain adopted rules of behavior and joint values. as its characteristic trait, alongside with international activities. Each order is system at the same time. On the other hand, there is a question whether, and to what extent, there are relations reflecting social and international order within a certain system. The international order among the states, in particular in last couple of decades, has been infiltrated deeply into the width of global society in statu nascendi, gaining an amorphous shape along the way – there are at least two orders existing and fighting for gaining advantage – one is an order with the states as main subjects, relying on the power balance; the polar power order (not excluding hegemonic and imperial structure of power) and various models of collective security on one side, and on the other side, there is a world order with individuals as its main subjects, that is founded on ideas, norms, values and institutions supporting them; the order of human security and human rights; the rich network of global management being based on new relation toward former dominance of political aspect over economical and environmental one.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 11-30
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian