POLITICAL STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF REGIONAL SECURITY SYSTEMS
Jannatkhan Eyvazov, Ph.D. (Political Science), Associate Professor, Department of International Relations at Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University (Baku, Azerbaijan)
This article is an attempt to assess regional security systems’ dynamics from the standpoint of their political structure specifics. Relying on the theoretical-methodological instruments of neorealism and the theory of regional security complexes the author identifies the concept of (in)stability of a regional security system and its three key parameters: weakness/strength of the region’s states; (a)symmetry of strength; and (a)symmetry of vulnerability among them and (im)maturity of their mutual relations.
Keywords: the regional security system, political structure, structural (in)stability, neorealism, the theory of regional security complexes.