CENTRAL EURASIA: GLOBALIZATION AND GEOPOLITICAL EVOLUTION
Parvin Darabadi, D.Sc. (Hist.), professor at the International Relations Department, Baku State University (Baku, Azerbaijan)
The profound changes going on in the geopolitical and geo-economic structures of the world community, as well as the transformation of sociopolitical systems are evidence that the world is entering a qualitatively new geopolitical era—the era of globalization.
A new planetary “polycivilization” is arising on the basis of an intrinsic combination of unity and indivisibility of the world community, on the one hand, and diversification and pluralism of centers, nations, and religious-cultural communities, on the other. The information and telecommunication revolution in the industrially developed part of the world is gradually turning the post-industrial society into a high-tech information community. By making use of the latest achievements in science and technology, globalization is bringing countries and entire civilizations closer together in real time and is encouraging them to find a joint and adequate response to urgent global problems.
Globalization is not only changing the development and appearance of the world economy, but also its structure, since it is creating global interdependence, whereby communities are integrating into a single whole.
But globalization is manifesting itself in different ways in each state and region—in some it is encompassing the economic sphere more, while in others, new technologies are…………..