Могущество и влияние современных государств в условиях меняющегося мирового порядка: некоторые теоретико-методологические аспекты
This article deals with some theoretical and methodological issues, related to the study of the state and dynamics of traditional and new components and factors of power and influence of modern states in the world. Approaches to their conceptualization are suggested with the focus on potentials of power and influence and their actual effects; power is interpreted as an attribute and a relationship of specific sort, different types and instruments of power and influence are analyzed. New approaches towards definitions of empirical indicators of power and influence are suggested as well as methods of their processing for creation of composite indices. Prospects for future research are presented.