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Article

Institutional aspects of post-industrial civilizational development and formation of the new world order

Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute. 2018.

The paper is devoted to the study of an institutional aspect of postindustrial civilizational transit - the process of transition from an industrial civilization to a new stage of civilizational development. It demonstrates that the increasing dynamic of postindustrial transformations does not fit into the static model of civilizational development as a gradual transition to a new stage of social development. Postindustrial transit is a dynamic process of formation of the civilizational development corridor. The state's development trajectory is located in this corridor, if it is located within the bounded boundaries that form the flexible corridor cover. The author describes a system of such boundaries. It includes the value-legal, political-administrative, socio-economic and information-communication components.

The trajectories of democratic states’ transit form a united stream in the corridor of postindustrial civilizational development. Different states move at different speeds within this steam depending on the quality of democracy and efficiency of state order implementation. Development pathways of various authoritarian states are outside this corridor because of their inconsistency with the value-legal and political-administrative components. The majority of authoritarian states understand that integration into the civilizational trend is necessary. That’s why they implement some postindustrial innovations in economic and information-communication spheres, but without crossing the lines. It can be assumed that the trajectories of authoritarian states’ transit do not fit the corridor of postindustrial civilizational development. Since they reach the bifurcation point and the political regime changes, they will either take the path of postindustrial transit, or will cease to exist in their current form.

Postindustrial civilizational transit along with disintegration of the bipolar world, an increase in number of independent states and transformations of major state institutions due to globalization make the formation of a new world order necessary. The emerging world order is expected to have a multipolar network character, based on multi-level network of political international interstate organizations with a centralized-distributed architecture.