New world order: restoration or moral revolution?

New world order:
restoration or moral revolution?

Article received: 2022.12.16. Accepted: 2023.02.03

DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2023.03.02

For citation:

Chebankova E.A. New world order: restoration or moral revolution? – Polis. Political Studies. 2023. No. 3. P. 9-19. (In Russ.). EDN: RZBQNY


The ongoing turbulence in global politics has been accompanied by calls to shift the current order of international relations from a rules-based world towards a multipolar system rooted in international law. Political leaders and commentators, primarily of Russian origin, have often referred to those initiatives as a moral revolution in the current world order. This paper examines the theological and philosophical background behind the ideas that support such a change. The discussion argues that these proposals, though they sound revolutionary, echo the Abrahamic principles of international dialogue drafted by medieval Christian theologians, Reformation thinkers, and Jewish and Islamic religious philosophers. The account stresses that contemporary adherents of the replacement of the rules-based world do not openly refer to religious doctrines. However, the core tenets of the suggested reforms align well with those earlier ethical principles. This conclusion is purely scholarly and contributes to the history of ideas.

world order, moral revolution, globalism, regionalism, Russia, the West, religion, balance of forces, rules-based world, Abrahamic theology.


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