Greater Eurasia: In Search of a Legal Order
The correlation of national, supranational, trans-regional, and international legal systems is a concern of comparative legal (including their political science and international relations aspects) studies because it has decisive influence on how States position themselves within the family of nations, perceive themselves in the surrounding world community, and build relations with other nations, international organizations, and the international community as a whole. At the same time, the correlation has immense pragmatic significance, for it is the essential basis for determining which of the multi-level management legal systems operates and/or prevails when the rules binding on individuals, societies, businesses, civil services, international organizations, and interstate communities are formed within or outside of national jurisdictions. Study of this correlation is of particular importance in the context of the growing complexity of the international legal field and multilevel management systems, as well as in the light of current trends in the development of international economic and political processes. On the one hand, the growing international confrontation and misuse of international legal instruments are forcing States to take measures to protect their internal law systems. On the other hand, the need to build harmonious international cooperation requires them to open their legal systems to some extent. The article discusses the experience of various integration structures in this context. The authors claim that the project of the Greater Eurasia has the advantage of sharing a common Soviet legal heritage, which already establishes a common legal language and cohesive terminology – factors that have, for example, restrained EU integration efforts. Whatever the CIS may or may not have achieved, meeting expectations or otherwise, it represents nearly three decades of integration experience.