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The Notion of World Politics in Theoretical Discourse

Abstract

The present paper addresses the complex relationship between the traditional study of international relations within international relations theory and the nascent discipline of world politics both within the global academic community and in Russia. The author sees the two disciplines developing and evolving alongside each other as disciplines that are interrelated, both instructive and flawed in their own way. The discussion of the status of world politics largely remains a Russian domestic one mainly owing to the discipline’s politicization and a lack of international relations experts.

Keywords International relations; world politics; notion; subject matter; approach.


Authors: Alexei Bogaturov

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