Document Type : Research Paper


Associate Professor; International Relations, Tehran University


The evolution of regional and global systems is one controversial subject in international relations literature. Traditional and linear imagine to forming of global and regional systems will throw distance between current theories and new realities. Theory of complexity and chaos by attention to these realities is a new turning point in explaining evolution of regional networks.The complexity theory have been slowly making their way into international relations (IR), and will extend our understanding of the dynamics of international politics. In this respect the article wants to suggest a new perspective on evolution of systemic orders. Author argues that fundamental forces and pressures cause the enternce of states to multi body system and then evolution dynamic and emergent features of evolving system are resulted by relational inovations which make new constructions and emergent order patterns. This article argues for a relational ontology belives that complex interactions among the elements of an assemblage can produce emergent regional construction and order and in continue these emergent effects themselves reshape the system’s elements.


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    1. قاسمی، فرهاد (1390)، نظریه‌های روابط بین‌الملل و مطالعات منطقه‌ای، تهران: میزان.


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Volume 47, Issue 4
January 2018
Pages 1005-1024
  • Receive Date: 11 July 2016
  • Revise Date: 02 June 2016
  • Accept Date: 10 December 2016
  • First Publish Date: 22 December 2017