The International Relations Theory and Revolution: Epistemological Debates and Impacts on International Relations
International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy
Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019, Pages: 137-143
Received: Jul. 2, 2019; Accepted: Aug. 6, 2019; Published: Nov. 25, 2019
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Leyde Ernesto Rodríguez Hernández, Department of Specialty at the Higher Institute of International Relations, "Raúl Roa García", Havana, Cuba
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Abstract
The importance of the study of revolutions and the impact they have had on the evolution and dynamics of international relations, from its theoretical and conceptual aspect and its significance for the system of international relations, is explained. It is argued that the concept of Revolution has been approached with relative systematization by social theory and that there are different visions of the term, according to different ideological, classist and historical interpretations. It is also analyzed from the thinking logic of the different classical schools of International Relations Theory. The author considers that, one hundred years after the October Revolution, it is of vital importance for peoples, in an era characterized by the systemic crisis of the contemporary capitalist economy, which generates serious global problems: climate crises, food crises and political crises. With the multiple crises that humanity is going through, the international scenario could be marked by new revolutionary processes that Lenin called the weakest links in the imperialist chain. The specific characteristics of these changes could contribute qualitatively new elements for the construction of a pluripolar international system, as an alternative to the multipolar recomposition of international relations on the initiative of the United States and the European Union, powers interested in achieving a world balance of power, which serves to perpetuate the domination over the weakest states of the system and the practice of a coordinated policy towards the containment or regression of the global revolutionary phenomenon.
Keywords
Revolution, International Relations Theories, Fidel Castro, Third World, Global Problems
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Leyde Ernesto Rodríguez Hernández, The International Relations Theory and Revolution: Epistemological Debates and Impacts on International Relations, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Vol. 7, No. 6, 2019, pp. 137-143. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20190706.11
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