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Stability factors of integration associations
Grachev Bogdan

Junior scientific research fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences

109240, Russia, g. Moscow, ul. Goncharnaya, 12, str.1
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The paper reveals the factors determining the existence and functioning of an integration association, which is considered as a political system. The research subject is the political system of an integration association. The author considers the issues of the integration theory and detects fundamental characteristics of such a type of international political objects as economic integration associations. The paper characterizes the research methodology and contains a brief description of functional elements of the political system of a state and the ways of their interaction. The author analyzes and systematizes the factors determining the existence of an integration association. The research methodology is based on the key provisions of the structural-functional analysis of Gabriel Almond, the elements of David Easton’s system theory, and the neo-functional approach to the study of integration processes. The scientific novelty of the study consists in the detection, description, and systematization of the factors determining the existence of an integration association from the position of probability of their transformation and the degree of impact on it. The author’s conclusions develop the methodology of integration studies and the comparative approach in the political science in general, help study the stability of supranational political objects, and can serve as a basis for political prognostication and such objects management. 

Keywords: Structural-functional approach, Comparative political studies, Integration association, Political system, Political system of an integration association, Stability of an integration association , Integration, Integration theory, Political prognostication, International relations



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