Volodin Andrey
External challenges as a driving force of domestic development // World Affairs. Vol. 23, 4. P. 10-31.
Publication Type:


ISSN 0974-0937

While analysing the asynchronous development of the world, this article focuses on the role of external challenges (military–political pressure and demonstration effect) in the modernisation of societies. By bringing together Arnold Toynbee’s challenge-and-response concept and Charles Kindleberger’s economic primacy paradigm, it presents the notion of a vanguard society, which programmes and shapes basic parameters of modernisation for the catching up nations (the rest). Although with the collapse of Soviet–American bipolarity and the subsequent disintegration of Pax Americana, the architecture of the modern world has become more complex, the desire to gain the status of avant-garde society still informs the complex polymorphic image of the continuously changing oikoumene. In the new, shrinking world, external challenges have become central factors of development.

This article was prepared with the support of a grant from the Russian Science Foundation. Project number 14-28-00097 “Optimisation of Russian External Investment Relations amid worsening relations with the EU”. It was fi rst published in Russian in the journal Mirovaja Jekonomika i Mezhdunarodnye Otnoshenija (World Economy and International Relations), vol 63, no 11, November 2019, pp. 84–94.


Keywords: external challenges | rnisation of societies | modern world |



OTHER PUBLICATIONS ON THIS TOPIC

Lomanov Alexander
Modern China: Internal and External Challenges at a New Stage of Reforms // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2020. Vol. 90, Issue 1. P. 1-8. DOI 10.1134/S1019331620010189.

Volodin Andrey
The return of history. World politics in the early twenty-first century // World Affairs. The Journal of International Issues. 2020. Vol. 24, Issue 2, Summer (April-June). P. 10-37.

Dynkin Alexander , Telegina Elena
Globalization and the World Order in the New Realities of the Post-COVID World // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2021. Vol. 91, Issue 4. P. 414-418. DOI 10.1134/S101933162104002X.

Gadzhiev Kamaludin
On the Globalization and Fragmentation of the Modern World [Text] /Kamaludin Gadzhiev // Journal of Political Science and International Relations. 2019. Vol. 2. Issue 1. P. 1-10. DOI: 10.11648/j.jpsir.20190201.11.

Dynkin Alexander
International Turbulence and Russia // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2020. Vol. 90, Issue 2. P. 127-137. DOI 10.1134/S101933162002001X.

Salitskii Alexander
The Outward Expansion of China As a Result of Its Victorious Modernization [Text] / A. I. Salitsky // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2018. Vol. 88. Issue 1. P. 104-110.

Kasatkin P., Sumin A., Sheliubskaya Nataliya
International Knowledge Transfer // Bulatov, A. (ed.) World Economy and International Business. Contributions to Economics book series. Springer, Cham. 2023. P. 765-781. DOI 10.1007/978-3-031-20328-2_38.

Bogdanov Konstantin
Flexible Coalitions: Origins And Prospects [Text] / K. V. Bogdanov // Russia in Global Affairs. 2019. Vol. 17. Issue 3. P. 132-150. DOI: 10.31278/1810-6374-2019-17-3-132-150.

Bardin Andrey
The Digital Divide in the Modern Megalopolis: Political Dimension // Social Sciences : A Quarterly Journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2021. Vol. 52, Issue 4. P. 80-95. DOI 10.21557/SSC.72349731.

Russia in Polycentric World. ( .) Eds. A.A. Dynkin and N.I. Ivanova. M., Ves Mir Publishers, 2012, 580 p.

Volodin Andrey
Russia: late take off society in the whirlwind of world politics // World Affairs. 2021. Vol. 25, Issue 2. P. 48-69.

Tsapenko Irina
The Integration of Immigration Societies: Updating Approaches // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2020. Vol. 90, Issue 1. P. 63-72. DOI 10.1134/S1019331620010219.

Anton Boreyko, Vernigora Alina, Kislitsyn Sergey
The Infrastructure Competition between the United States and China in Developing Countries // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2022. Vol. 92, Issue Suppl. 7. P. S627S635. DOI 10.1134/S1019331622130159.

Tsapenko Irina
An Intercultural Program of Migrant Integration [Text] / I.P. Tsapenko // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2017. Vol. 87. 5. P. 454-463.

Salitskii Alexander, Tatsii V.
Chinas way: A model or an Anti-model? [Text] / A. Salitsky, V. Tatsiy // Far Eastern Affairs. 2014. V. 42. 4. . 65 83.

The World of 2035. Global Outlook. Prof. Alexander Dynkin, ed. Moscow: Magistr, 2018. 304 pp.

Salitskii Alexander
Science and Technology in China: Modernization Accomplished [Text] / A.I. Salitsky, A.V. Vonogradov, E.A. Salitskaya // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2016. Vol. 86. 1. P. 48 56.

Artamonova Uliana
Popcorn Diplomacy: American Blockbusters and World Order // Russia in Global Affairs. 2022. Vol. 20, Issue 2. P. 105-128. DOI 10.31278/1810-6374-2022-20-2-105-128.

Voitolovsky Feodor
Transformation of External Conditions for the National Security of Russia [Text] / F. G. Voitolovskii // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2019. Vol. 89. Issue 2. P. 128-133. DOI: 10.1134/S1019331619020254

Olenchenko Vladimir
Attitude to ideology in the first quarter of the XXI century: at the crossroads - the inevitability of choosing your own path // Social Issues. 2023. Vol. 1, Issue 2. P. 146-152.
Related publications


Comments (0)

No comments

Add comment







First news
Institute News
23/05/2024

On May 23 at 12:00 in the Academician Inozemtsev conference hall a Scientific and Practical Seminar by IMEMO Director Feodor Voitolovsky on the topic “Nuclear Deterrence in a Polycentric World” was held.

more...

20/05/2024

During the visit of IMEMO delegation to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) on May 20, 2024, a Joint Scientific-Practical Seminar “Russia and Kyrgyzstan in the New International Conditions: Challenges, Opportunities, Prospects” was held with the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU).

more...

Recently Published