Integration as a tool of global regionalization

Political science and area studies

This article is devoted to analysis of the modern integrational processes in the framework of the global regionalization. The author regards the process of the evolution of the integration in the historical context and in the modern conditions of the world development, where local and global coexists. As a result, the author concludes that today we are observing a new “wave” of world integrational processes, which is related to its transition to a global stage. In the era of globalization, the classical form of states territorial integration is being transformed (as international regions) from one in which states were guided exclusively by national interests into global-regional integration, where supranational interests are coming to the forefront.