Geografie 2009, 114, 1-20

Global system: situation, contemporary tendencies and possible perspectives of the power potential distribution

Martin Hampl

Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje Přírodovědecké fakulty Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

This contribution deals with the set-up of global power differentiation and its contemporary and prospective changes. Primary attention is paid to construction of representative aggregate indicators of power potential on the level of states and of sub-global systems. Into account is taken their territorial, population and economic size and that in a differentiated way (different weights attributed to partial size characteristics). The results confirm the anticipated asymmetry in the distribution of power potential and its shifting among superpowers. Especially emphasized is not only the current distribution of power among states, but above all among supranational systems – including the distinct potential in possibilities of further expansion and integration of sub-global systems.


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