Порывая с Карлом Шмиттом: понятие политического в теории агонистического плюрализма
The latest issue of the “West – East – Russia” Yearbook covers major trends and events of 2016 related to interactions between the global Center, Periphery and Semi-Periphery. Russia’s interests and positions in that setup is another major theme. The main topics of the panorama 2016 are the probable shifts in the global system as a result of Donald Tramp’s presidency in the USA and “Brexit” in Europe, problems of BRICS and post-soviet states. These and other aspects are examined not only in global dimension, but also in separate regions (including East Asia, Latin America, CIS etc.). As usual, there is some information on ecological matters, academic activities and recently published books.
The present article considers the process of the formation, development and weakening of the world order based on the American hegemony. The ori-gins of the current world order are analyzed. The article presents the analysis of the characteristic features and methods applied by the USA to maintain their position in the world. The author shows how globalization has become more favorable for developing countries than for the developed ones. The gradually forming conviction in the inevitable weakening of the US leadership positions is also analyzed. The article describes the characteristics of the current situation in international relations as a situation of a started reconfiguration of the World-System. The latter should mean the coming of the epoch of turbulence and formation of new coalitions. There will take place a transition to a more sustainable world order which will be a difficult task. The second article will consider the direction and ways of the formation of this new world order, the possible principles and mechanisms of its establishment.
The article is concerned with the notions of technology in essays of Ernst and Friedrich Georg Jünger. The special problem of the connection between technology and freedom is discussed in the broader context of the criticism of culture and technocracy discussion in the German intellectual history of the first half of the 20th century.