Interpretation of the ‘Soft Power’ Concept in the Russian Political Science

Author: Leonova, Olga
Almanac: Globalistics and globalization studiesGlobal Transformations and Global Future.

The article analyzes global regionalization as a developmental phenomenon in the global world. The author investigates this notion within the framework of Political Globalistics and interprets the global world in terms of a three-layer structure. Global regionalization is closely associated with the necessity for the subjects of the global relations to position themselves in the hierarchy of the emerging global world. Global regionalization with its peculiar features and complex character is an objective process: on the one hand, it constitutes globalization, and on the other hand, appears one of its consequences. In other words, global regionalization represents a new pattern of structuring the world society.

Keywords: global regionalization, global regionalism, macroregion, structure of the global world, hierarchy of the global world.