What is "new normal' in a post-crisis context? The contributors from the Institute of Global Economy and International Relations IIMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences try to find an answer to that question by rethinking the new reality in different dimensions: economic, social and political. They analyze the search for new models of economic growth and for new approaches to financial markets regulation, the peculiarities of innovation policies and the latest developments in the oil and gas sector, the new corporate map of the world where state-owned companies are struggling to regain a special place. The social sphere is changing in strong correlation with the economy: governments are searching for adequate response to the challenges of social imbalances and migration; governments' policies are reshaped under the pressure of the democratic views of the 21st century individuals. These problems are typical of all countries, but are of particular relevance in the case of the 'new periphery' countries - the post-communist states. New trends are emerging on the political arena as well, where new realities are forming within a system of international relations - the process which becomes evident when we take a look at the transatlantic relations and the bilateral relations of USA and China. The very paradigm of international security is undergoing major transformation in the post-crisis period. The contributors illustrate this trend by analyzing selected examples of conflict settlement in AfPak and the Middle East regions. The crisis had a significant impact on the European integration as well.
The study book will be of interest not only to professional economists, sociologists and experts in international relations but also to a wider audience interested in to the current trends in global development.