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Balance of powers within the international political science theoretical concepts and applied analysis
Degterev Denis Andreevich

PhD in Economics

Head of the department, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Docent, the department of Theory and History of International relations; the department of World Economy; Moscow State Institute of International Relations

117198, Russia, Moscow, Mikluho-Maklaya Street 10/2, office #301

degterev@mgimo.ru

 

 
Khudaykulova Aleksandra Viktorovna

PhD in Politics

Docent, the department of Applied Analysis of International Problems, Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Docent, the department of Theory and History of International Relations, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

119454, Russia, Moscow, Prospekt Vernadskogo 76

alexandra_77@mail.ru

Abstract.

 
This article is dedicated to the analysis of the concept of balance within the foreign and Russian international political science – one of the most well-known and at the same time controversial concepts. The authors examine the aforementioned concept in the context of the theory of international relations (first and foremost, in terms of realistic paradigm), categories of system approach regarding international relations (dynamic equilibrium in the complex system), as well as historical retrospective (on the example of the “European concert” and bipolar world of the cold war times). Special role is given to the notion of power within the framework of international relations, diverse quantitative methods of its assessment, theoretical game model of the balance of powers and establishment of international coalitions, as well as the notion of asymmetric conflicts. The scientific novelty consists in combination of the classical and contemporary theoretical concepts of the balance of powers with operationalization of this concept within the framework of the applied quantitative analysis in the international political science.  
 

Keywords: game theory, systemic models, system of international relations, realism, theory of international relations, balance of powers, asymmetric conflict, quantitative methods, applied analysis, international coalitions

DOI:

10.7256/2454-0668.2018.1.25193

Article was received:

15-01-2018


Review date:

16-01-2018


Publish date:

18-01-2018


This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .

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