A dynamic approach to understanding the essence of world politics and its basic constituents as a system for comprehensive development of the subject of research interest

Keywords: world politics, international relations, war, religion, machinery and technology, trade, art, functional approach, education, science


Modern education involves the assimilation of a certain number of facts by students. These systematized facts relate to various areas of human activity. The educational directions are formed in this way. One of them is «international relations, public communications and regional studies». However, mastering the facts is not effective when it comes to training a highly professional. Thus, a trained specialist has a low level of intellectual operational capabilities. He is not able to identify the real causes of certain processes and events. As a result, it is unable to establish valid causal relationships. Consequently, he is not able to make quality decisions and act as usefully as possible.

Shifting the emphasis from fact in the educational process to the functional load of phenomena, processes, institutions and individuals in the life of man and the community significantly contributes to increasing the level of operational capabilities of the future specialist.

In particular, this article proposes to reconsider the essence of such large-scale phenomena as world politics and international relations. World politics is seen as a «road map» of the historical progress of humankind. The trigger mechanism of human progress is determined by the permanent interaction of the globalizing and individualizing principle. These principles are mediated by four key factors. The author of the article includes war, trade, technology and equipment, religion. A special place in the proposed scheme is given to art. Art is the key to any transformational activity, as it is directly related to creativity - the ability to «produce» or contemplate an image or idea; and skill - the ability to embody in one way or another image or idea. In addition, art is immediately equally characterized by the functions of consolidation, transformation, translation, accumulation and mobilization. It permeates all aspects of being. In turn, from a functional point of view, in a concentrated sense, war mixes, trade operates in surplus, technology (and technology) determine measures and limits, and religion distracts and/or targets.


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Author Biography

Volodymyr Kaluha, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

Doctor of Sciences (Doctor of Philosophy), professor of department of International Relations and Social Sciences, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine


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Kaluha, V. (2021). A dynamic approach to understanding the essence of world politics and its basic constituents as a system for comprehensive development of the subject of research interest. International Scientific Journal of Universities and Leadership, (12), 138-147. https://doi.org/10.31874/2520-6702-2021-12-2-138-147
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