ETHNOPOLITICAL ASPECTS OF NATIONAL SECURITY IN THE GLOBALIZATION ERA
Kenan Allakhverdiev, Ph.D. (Philos.), Associate Professor at the Political Studies and Political Administration Department, Academy of State Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Baku, Azerbaijan)
The author has undertaken the challenging task of looking at the complex set of issues that invariably arise when two highly sensitive social aspects are discussed in tandem: the nation’s ethnopolitical development and the national security strategy. To achieve this he has probed into various approaches to the problem and analyzed the challenges and threats caused by globalization in the ethnopolitical sphere at all security levels (global, regional, and national). The author has managed to trace the evolution of ideas about the ethnopolitical dimension both in political science and practical politics. These ideas have developed from the original view that the ethnic issue has completely blended with the social sector of the security system to the scientifically substantiated acceptance of security’s ethnic dimension and, consequently, to the recognition that the ethnopolitical aspect of the security issue needs a theoretical and methodological foundation as well as political-legal institutionalization.
Keywords: ethnopolitics, ethnopolitical processes, national security, globalization.