M. I. Kоlykhalоv. Analysis and Сlassifiсatiоn оf the Main Faсtоrs Determining Mоdern Internatiоnal Connections оf Regiоns оf States

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15507/2413-1407.106.027.201902.270-289

Intrоduсtiоn. International connections of regions are a dynamic category that is influenced by a whole range of factors related to the geopolitical position of the country, its ethnic composition, and the current political situation in the world. Therefore, the study of this issue is of considerable relevance. The purpose of this paper is to analyze and classify the factors that determine the modern international connections of regions of states.

Materials and Methods. Modern works by leading scientists and the current legal framework in the field of international connections of regions of states were used as materials of the study. The systematic analysis, structural and functional analysis, specific historical analysis as well as political and legal analysis formed the methodological basis.

Results. The author has analyzed the factors determining the modern international connections of regions of states, compiled a classification of these factors. The main groups of factors determining the international connections of regions of states have been identified: the form of government and features of the implementation of regional powers in international cooperation, geopolitical factors, factors of socio-economic development, factors of special types of regions of states in international cooperation, confessional factors, and ethnic factors. Based on the modern scientific knowledge and the relevant legal framework, it has been identified that the form of government structure determines the powers of regions in international cooperation and is a major factor in the international connections of regions.

Discussion and Conclusion. Analysis and classification of the factors determining the modern international connections of regions of states make it possible to contribute to the assessment of the current state of Russia’s international connections. The results of the study can be used by the relevant authorities when determining new areas of development of international connections of Russia’s regions.

Keywords: classification, international connections of regions, form of government, geopolitical factor, factor of socio-economic development, special types of regions, ethnic factor, confessional factor


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Submitted 15.02.2019; accepted for publication 26.03.2019; published online 28.06.2019.

About the author:

Maxim I. Kоlykhalоv, Pоstgraduate, Department оf Internatiоnal Relatiоns, Siberian Institute of International Relations and Regional Studies (14 Narоdnaya St., Nоvоsibirsk 630075, Russia), ОRСID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3137-1889, maxim_kоlykhalоv@mail.ru

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Kоlykhalоv M.I. Analysis and Сlassifiсatiоn оf the Main Faсtоrs Determining Mоdern Internatiоnal Connections оf Regiоns оf States. Regionology = Russian Journal of Regional Studies. 2019; 27(2):270-289. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15507/2413-1407.106.027.201902.270-289

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