Chaos Theory: The Case of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Wuhan, China from the perspective of international relations

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Abstract

The objective of the article was to reveal the international imbalances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic through the coordinates of chaos theory. Methodologically it is a critical essay based on documentary observation. To understand the current state of world politics and the balance of power in international relations, it is appropriate to use chaos theory. At the beginning
of the article, the origins of chaos theory are an interdisciplinary study, and its basic concepts are introduced. The value of using chaos theory and its great potential for analysis and applications in the study of international relations is shown in the example of the 2019-2020 events in Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). associated with the onset of a COVID-19 viral infection that has spread around the world. At the end of the article, conclusions are drawn and the strengths and weaknesses of the use of chaos theory in dialectical relation to international relations are revealed, both as a field of study and at the same time as geopolitical reality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-384
Number of pages18
JournalCUESTIONES POLÍTICAS
Volume39
Issue number68
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Mar 2021

Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

Keywords

  • chaos theory; social change of complex systems; COVID-19 pandemic, criticality; self-organized criticality

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