Dobrescu 3-4/2015

Sociologie Românească (Romanian Sociology), Vol. XIII, no. 3-4/2015, pp. 72-84.

SR 3 4 2015 copertaÎn anticamera unui nou bipolarism global

In the Antechamber of a New Global Bipolarity

Paul Dobrescu*

*Şcoala Naţională de Studii Politice și Administrative, Bd. Expoziţiei, Nr. 30A, Sector 1, Bucureşti. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  1. Paul Dobrescu. În anticamera unui nou bipolarism global. Sociologie Românească XIII(3/4):72-84, 2015. BibTeX

    	author = "Dobrescu, Paul",
    	title = "În anticamera unui nou bipolarism global",
    	journal = "Sociologie Românească",
    	volume = "XIII",
    	number = "3/4",
    	pages = "72-84",
    	issn = "1220-5389",
    	year = 2015,
    	type = "Journal Article"

Abstract: This paper looks at changes in international order nowadays, with a focus on debates about unipolarity and multipolarity. The hypothesis of the study is that the world is currently experiencing a short stage of uni-multipolarity, characterised by high instability, which is generated by the rise of new regional hegemons, the changes at the top of power hierarchies, the diminishing gap between the US (as the only superpower of the moment) and the rising powers. The conflict between global order and regional order is, implicitly, a conflict between Western and emerging countries development models. The following decade will probably confirm the tendency for a comeback to a new type of bipolar order. An analysis of the current stage of international relations reveals that we are now witnessing double bipolarity: an American-Chinese economic bipolarity and an American-Russian military bipolarity.

Keywords: unipolarity; multipolarity; bipolarity; regional hegemons; development models.

Cuvinte-cheie: unipolaritate; multipolaritate; bipolaritate; hegemoni regionali; modele de dezvoltare.