CIVILIZATIONAL ORDER AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE SYSTEM
The article presents an analysis of different civilizational orders, and the relations and processes within and between them, in the context of international systems. The concept of international system and the tools of methodological analysis are borrowed from the work of Barry Buzan and Richard Little, entitled International Systems in World History: Remaking the Study of International Relations. The article consists of two main parts: theoretical — presenting the advantages of their methods of analysis of international systems with regard to civilizational orders; and practical — reconsidering the current concept of civilization as a social dimension of international system. The first part describes systemic and sectoral divisions, and presents civilizations from the perspective of weak and strong international systems. The second part elaborates on the globalization and internationalization of social dimension of the current international system, and considers the possibilities of the emergence of a global intercivilizational order.