"The Regional Dimensions of Contemporary Global Confrontation"
//Cross-Border Cooperation and Development Policies in Bulgaria and on the Balkans, Vol.4, Cross-Border Book Series "New Challenges to Security and Development of the Balkans, Centre for Cross-Border Studies, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria, Publisher: ИВИС, Veliko Turnovo, pp.179-184, ISBN 978-619-205-051-1; ISSN 2335-0056
The regional dimensions of the present existing global confrontation are considered in this paper from the point of view of the regional complex security theory developed by the Copenhagen School. The theoretical approach of B. Buzan and O.Weaver tries to reveal the relative autonomy of regional security, which constitutes a pattern of international relations radically different from the established structure of superpowers bipolarity that defined the Cold War Era. It provides theoretical instruments for analysis of the world order and for studying specific regions. On the basis this theory as a methodological instrument we could understand the present day geopolitical confrontation as a system of regional conflicts with different nature – from military ones to wars for investment projects. They are determined by the strategic plans of the superpowers and their allies and by the interests of the global elites and the opposition of national states.
global confrontation, regional security complexes
Социални, стопански и правни науки
Social sciences, economic sciences and law