Stabilność systemu międzynarodowego – wybrane ujęcia i problemy
Keywords:international system, stability, system analysis, research models
Stability of the International System – Selected Issues and Approaches
Classical theoretical concepts offer many possibilities for study the issue of stability of the international system. Therefore, the article presents a brief analysis of the development of this research, but focuses only on selected theoretical models. Despite the constant creation of new concepts and attempts to formalize research on this question, it was not possible to develop common solutions or conclusions. Numerous cognitive problems either resulted from the preliminary assumptions or were a consequence of using simplified research models. That is why theorists, while analyzing the same problems connected with achieving stability at the level of the international system, so often came to different or even opposite conclusions. The aim of this article is to show the diversity of research on stability of the international system, to present some achievements and to try to diagnose the main problems of the discussed theoretical concepts.