The Future Political Map of East Asia
The chapter is dedicated to the development of inernational relations in the regions of East Asia
This volume examines the complex international system of the twenty first century from a variety of perspectives. Proceeding from critical theoretical perspectives and incorporating case studies, the chapters focus on broad trends as well as micro-realities of a Post-Westphalian international system. The process of transformation and change of the international system has been an ongoing cumulative process. Many forces including conflict, technological innovation, and communication have contributed to the creation of a transnational world with political, economic, and social implications for all societies. Transnationalism functions both as an integrative factor and one which exposes the existing and the newly emerging divisions between societies and cultures and between nations and states. The chapters in this volume demonstrate that re-thinking fundamental assumptions as well as theoretical and methodological premises is central to understanding the dynamics of interdependence.
The article is devoted to the political dimension of activity of Russian consulates in Mongolia in 1861—1917 and their role in implementation of Russia’s “Far Eastern strategy”. The imperial consular institute made a considerable contribution to resolving the “Mongol problem”, playing a role of an effective mechanism for Russia’s international mediation during Mongolia’s struggle for the autonomy, as well as to solution of the “Kobdo” and “Altai” problems of the early XXth century. The author is analyzing the consulates’ efforts to strengthen Russia’s position in Mongolia and preserve the “balance of power” in the regional international competition of this period.
This collection of original research papers considers urgent social policy issues in East Asian countries in the recent 30 years. Among the topics covered are social policy, social inequality, social work, social management, demography. The main purpose of these works is to better understand the contemporary state of affairs and developmeng of social sector in East Asia.