The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs.

Author: Samuel P. Huntington

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416561242

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs. An insightful and powerful analysis of the forces driving global politics, it is as indispensable to our understanding of American foreign policy today as the day it was published. As former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski says in his new foreword to the book, it “has earned a place on the shelf of only about a dozen or so truly enduring works that provide the quintessential insights necessary for a broad understanding of world affairs in our time.” Samuel Huntington explains how clashes between civilizations are the greatest threat to world peace but also how an international order based on civilizations is the best safeguard against war. Events since the publication of the book have proved the wisdom of that analysis. The 9/11 attacks and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated the threat of civilizations but have also shown how vital international cross-civilization cooperation is to restoring peace. As ideological distinctions among nations have been replaced by cultural differences, world politics has been reconfigured. Across the globe, new conflicts—and new cooperation—have replaced the old order of the Cold War era. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order explains how the population explosion in Muslim countries and the economic rise of East Asia are changing global politics. These developments challenge Western dominance, promote opposition to supposedly “universal” Western ideals, and intensify intercivilization conflict over such issues as nuclear proliferation, immigration, human rights, and democracy. The Muslim population surge has led to many small wars throughout Eurasia, and the rise of China could lead to a global war of civilizations. Huntington offers a strategy for the West to preserve its unique culture and emphasizes the need for people everywhere to learn to coexist in a complex, multipolar, muliticivilizational world.

Beyond the Clash of Civilizations

In "Beyond the Clash of Civilizations," Mohamed Wa Baile carefully explores how Muslims and people of other faiths can achieve a peaceful coexistence instead of being victims of conflict.

Author: Mohamed Wa Baile

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781462034222

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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In today's ever-changing and often uncertain world, encouraging healthy dialogue between all cultures and religions is vital. In "Beyond the Clash of Civilizations," Mohamed Wa Baile carefully explores how Muslims and people of other faiths can achieve a peaceful coexistence instead of being victims of conflict. Wa Baile, a follower and practitioner of Islamic religion, has had the privilege of unconditional access to study Muslim communities in Switzerland. There, for the past ten years, he has examined the interactions between Muslims and the complex, introspective issues that often plague both individuals and families. Through attending hundreds of congregational prayers and interviews with Muslim leaders, Wa Baile shares his thoughtful observations as he seeks new meanings and alternative ways of thinking that will help all Muslims understand and assess the real challenges that lie ahead. It is up to the current generation to seek practical solutions and peaceful resolutions, rather than insist on the narrative of one insular side or the other. "Beyond the Clash of Civilizations" encourages a new respect for Islam with the hope of changing long-held perceptions of both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

The Clash of Civilizations The Debate

More than a decade later, "The Clash of Civilizations?" continues to be a touchstone in global politics as writers passionately debate its merits and propose countertheories of their own.This collection presents the original, seminal essay ...

Author: James F. Hoge

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

ISBN: 0876094361

Category: Political Science

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In 1993, Samuel P. Huntington boldly asserted in the pages of Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on foreign policy and international relations, that world politics was entering a new phase, one in which cultural differences in religion, history, language, and tradition were replacing Cold War tensions and would soon become the world's fundamental points of conflict.Huntington's striking thesis elicited both criticism and praise from the media and political experts around the world. More than a decade later, "The Clash of Civilizations?" continues to be a touchstone in global politics as writers passionately debate its merits and propose countertheories of their own.This collection presents the original, seminal essay followed by critical responses published in Foreign Affairs, including the author's reply to his critics and contemporary additions to the enduring question of how to understand world conflict.

The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations

The idea of a clash between civilizations did not originate with Huntington's book.
Huntington simply provided a new label for old images and concepts that had
been circulating in scholarly literature for a long time. Indeed, myths and theory ...

Author: Chiara Bottici

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136951199

Category: History

Page: 178

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While globalization unifies the world, divisions re-emerge within it in the form of a spectacular separation between Islam and the West. How can it be that Huntington’s contested idea of a clash of civilizations became such a powerful political myth through which so many people look at the world? Bottici and Challand disentangle such a process of myth-making both in the West and in Muslim majority countries, and call for a renewed critical attitude towards it. By analysing a process of elaboration of this myth that took place in academic books, arts and media, comics and Hollywood films, they show that the clash of civilizations has become a cognitive scheme through which people look at the world, a practical image on the basis of which they act on it, as well as a drama which mobilizes passions and emotions. Written in a concise and accessible way, this book is a timely and valuable contribution to the academic literature, and more generally, to the public debate. As such, it will be an important reference for scholars and students of political science, sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, Middle Eastern politics and Islam.

The Clash of Civilizations The Debate 20th Anniversary Edition

The civilization to which he belongs is the broadest level of identification with
which he intensely identifies. ... WHY CIVILIZATIONS WILL CLASH Civilization
identity will be increasingly important in the future, and the world will be shaped
in ...

Author:

Publisher: Foreign Affairs

ISBN: 0876095538

Category:

Page: 126

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The Clash Within Civilizations

7 A clash of civilizations - an idée fixe ? A clash of civilizations Standing on the
threshold of the twenty - first century , are we about to begin an era that is
characterized by a clash of civilizations ? This question was raised in 1993 by
Samuel ...

Author: Dieter Senghaas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415262286

Category: Social Science

Page: 147

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Expanding upon, and engaging with, the influential theories of Francis Fukuyama in The End of History and Samuel Huntington in The Clash of Civilisations, this book is a major, and controversial, contribution to these key contemporary debates. Dieter Senghaas examines some of the most significant political issues we face today: * How do societies cope with pluralization? * Can tolerance be a successful solution? * What is the role of 'culture' in recent conflicts which have been described as culturally induced? * And will twenty-first-century world politics sink into cultural conflicts on a biblical scale? Dieter Senghaas explores these questions within the context of the main non-Western cultural areas Chinese political philosophy, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism and goes on to reflect on the possibility of a constructive form of intercultural dialogue. Senghaas's distinctive and radical approach will be of great interest and topicality to all those working in politics, international relations, sociology, cultural studies, development studies, religion and international political economy.

India and the Clash of Civilizations

Actually, for some time before that day's clash, she had been thinking of
requesting Somdutt to stop coming. The reason was the increase in the
disgruntled behavior of her husband with her following the use of more moderate
language by ...

Author: Rajendra Kumar Mishra

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482815184

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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Somdutt and Chandrmukhi are upper-caste Hindus belonging to Indias affluent bourgeoisie. Like most Hindu secularists-leftists, they are moral snobs who attack Hindu fundamentalism not only because it will impede the modernization of their co-religionists but also to appease Muslims whose resistance to the reformation of their archaic traditions and personal laws mainly out of antipathy to Hindus, who advocate it, they secretly despise as asinine! Their indifference to the Muslims economic and educational backwardness further testifies to their contempt for their fundamentalism. Chandrmukhi holds sumptuous evening parties where her upper-class friends shed crocodile tears for the poor. Her husband, Vishnu, suspects Somdutt to be her lover. Distressed by his unrelenting jealousy the loving and virtuous wife accidentally succumbs to and becomes pregnant by an admirer, whose identity remains a matter of conjecture. She commits suicide from remorse. Vishnus uncle Jawaharlal, a wealthy lawyer, is a typical devotee of Gandhi who preaches Hindu-Muslim brotherhood despite thinking that most Indian Muslims, who voted for Pakistan but remained in India, despise his idol as a sanctimonious and wily Hindu politician who desperately tried but failed to prevent the formation of a sovereign Muslim State.

The Realities and the Myths of The Clash of Civilizations

Assyria and Babylonia (North Iraq) are considered as one of the three cradles of
human civilization. Today's Western Civilization is greatly indebted to the ancient
Assyrian and Babylonian civilizations, and the West does not deny that. Not only
 ...

Author: Faruque Hasan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300835974

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Young Islam on Trek

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Author: Basil Mathews

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781164491910

Category:

Page: 248

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Critical Review The Clash of Civilizations Samuel P Huntington

CRITICAL ANALYSIS: THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONSP This critical review
examines Samuel P. Huntington's 1993 article titled “The Clash of Civilizations?”.
In this article, Huntington (1993a) argues that in the wake of the fall of the Berlin
Wall ...

Author: Michael Kennedy

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656583463

Category: Political Science

Page: 8

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Essay from the year 2013 in the subject Politics - International Politics - General and Theories, grade: A, Webster University, language: English, abstract: This critical review examines Samuel P. Huntington’s 1993 article titled “The Clash of Civilizations?”. In this article, Huntington (1993a) argues that in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall, international relations would no longer be dominated by an ideological conflict as was witnessed during the Cold War years, between capitalism and communism. Nor would the next pattern of conflict be dominated by state-to-state tensions. Instead, as Huntington argues, the world would witness a clash of civilizations between a Western civilization and other major civilizations – in particular an Islamic civilization and a Confusion civilization. Huntington makes valid arguments in terms of what international relations would not be dominated by, however; the argument that a clash of civilizations based on cultural differences between the West and other civilizations is a simplistic hypothesis born out of a realist Cold War paradigm.

Young Islam on Trek a Study in the Clash of Civilizations by Basil Mathews

Author: Basil Mathews

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Islam

Page: 224

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How is Huntington s myth there is a clash of civilizations used in the post September 11 discourse on the war against terrorism

The discourse on the 'war against terrorism' and the 'clash of civilizations'
Through the desire to help, and shocked speechlessness after the assaults of
September 11, people all over the world tried to find logical and useful
explanations for ...

Author: Anne Uhlhaas

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638176622

Category: Political Science

Page: 10

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Essay from the year 2002 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: ECTS-grade: B = 2, University of Leeds (Institute for Politics and International Studies), course: Popular Culture and International Relations, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The posed question deals with the investigation of the use of Huntington’s myth ‘there is a clash of civilizations’ in the discourses referring to the horrible events on September 11. Hence, several different questions have to be answered, as they are: How does Huntington himself link his myth to the ‘war against terrorism’? Which parts of Huntington’s myth are used in which way and by whom? Do the users of his myth support or neglect Huntington’s original thoughts and do they exert their source deliberately or unconsciously? What do the users of Huntington’s myth and Huntington himself fail to mention, which is necessary to let the theories function? And eventually, which theory after all is the one most fitting the facts? Answering the questions, I will argue that the myth is used over the whole discourse, concerning September 11. Interestingly, parts of Huntington’s myth are both employed by proponents and opponents of Huntington, sometimes even without recognising it. Instead of speaking of different discourses, one should more precisely say that there is only one huge discourse with different outgrowths and directions. The various arguments are closely linked. Sometimes even opponents use Huntington as their basis in different ways. Therefore, none of the posed arguments – as Huntington’s myth itself – can function and be persuasive on its own. It will be argued that, what causes the clash is not just difference – as Huntington suggests – but the vain attempt to create equality. This is the basis for all arguments with regard to September 11. However, if creating equality is the cause of the terrorist attack, it is neither the existence of different cultures, the powerful behaviour of the US nor the violent roots within the Muslim world which can account for the reason of the terrorist attacks. It is in fact the process of globalisation and the consequential disappearance of cultural power which causes the actual problem.

The Clash within Civilisations

A clash of civilizations Standing on the threshold of the twenty-first century, are
we about to begin an era that is characterized by a clash of civilizations? This
question was raised in 1993 by Samuel Huntington in a widely discussed article.
1 ...

Author: Dieter Senghaas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113450487X

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 554

Expanding upon, and engaging with, the influential theories of Francis Fukuyama in The End of History and Samuel Huntington in The Clash of Civilisations, this book is a major, and controversial, contribution to these key contemporary debates. Dieter Senghaas examines some of the most significant political issues we face today: * How do societies cope with pluralization? * Can tolerance be a successful solution? * What is the role of 'culture' in recent conflicts which have been described as culturally induced? * And will twenty-first-century world politics sink into cultural conflicts on a biblical scale? Dieter Senghaas explores these questions within the context of the main non-Western cultural areas Chinese political philosophy, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism and goes on to reflect on the possibility of a constructive form of intercultural dialogue. Senghaas's distinctive and radical approach will be of great interest and topicality to all those working in politics, international relations, sociology, cultural studies, development studies, religion and international political economy.

The Clash of Civilisations or The End of History

14 1) Introduction Samuel P. Huntington, notable political scientist and professor
at Harvard University, raised a great discussion when his article “The Clash of
Civilizations?”1 was published in 1993. As a response to Francis Fukuyama's “
The ...

Author: Dominik Kalweit

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638013448

Category: Political Science

Page: 16

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: European Union, grade: A / 1.0, University of Malta (Faculty of International Relations ), course: North Africa & International Order in the 21st Century , 19 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Introduction Samuel P. Huntington, notable political scientist and professor at Harvard University, raised a great discussion when his article “The Clash of Civilizations?” was published in 1993. As a response to Francis Fukuyama’s “The End of History” – thesis, Huntington provides the post – Cold War world with a scheme of interpretation for the international relations of the multi-polarity which is to be found after 1989 up to date. Further, Huntington’s main hypothesis states “[...] that the fundamental source of conflict [...] will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great division among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural.” In opposition, Fukuyama forehand ibidem una traho describes the global political order after the fall of the Iron Curtain as clearly defined: The end of history is reached since democracy will be the only reliable form of governance and state building, establishing in more and more countries throughout the world, regarding a long term spectrum of time. There is “[...] such a thing as a single, coherent modernisation process [...] ]leading[ to liberal democracy and market-oriented economies as the only viable choices.” This text will provide a short analysis of the countries of Northern Africa, namely Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, from the time of the twentieth century until to date. By doing so, particular emphasis will be put on cultural, historical and political aspects of the region, which, even that they might to a large extent be treatised individually, have to be examined as co-relating and inter-acting with each other, nonetheless. In the context of the a priori introduced contrary theses of Huntington versus Fukuyama,the contemporary situation regarding North Africa and Europe will be highlighted in order to face the question whether any one of these assertions might be taken as a valid future prospect or if one has to state that common circumstances will remain maintaining the Status quo.

The Clash of Civilizations

In this work, Allan Trawinski will test, and disprove, the commonly held hypothesis that the present West–Near East Conflict is a relatively new development (since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948), is primarily driven by ...

Author: Allan Trawinski

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1635687128

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

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In this work, Allan Trawinski will test, and disprove, the commonly held hypothesis that: 'The present West - Near East Conflict is a relatively new development (since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948), is primarily driven by religion/culture (radical Islamic fundamentalism against Christianity/Judaism), and that terrorism is employed as the Near East's primary method/weapon/tactic of choice, which could all be ended by: solving the Palestinian-Israeli (religiou

Clash or Cooperation of Civilizations

Koussay Boulaich and Søren Dosenrode Introduction In his influential article from
1993, Clash of Civilizations?, and later in the book from 1996, The Clash of
Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel P. Huntington paints a
dim ...

Author: Dr Wolfgang Zank

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409498913

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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For decades North Africa and the Middle East have experienced overlapping identities and integration processes. With the exception of Morocco, the countries of North Africa have supported the re-launch of pan-Africanism in the form of the African Union and its growing institutionalization; but they also share an Arab identity and are members of the Arab League. Islamism commands wide support among the regions of North Africa and the Middle East, and the impact of European integration can increasingly be seen in varying forms. This comprehensive volume focuses on overlapping identities and integration processes in the Mediterranean basin and queries to what extent these various identities and integration processes are compatible or in conflict. Incorporating both theoretical and empirical material, it unites contributions from a variety of countries, thus exploring these issues from different perspectives.

The Clash of Civilizations

This collection includes a series of responses to Huntington's original essay by eminent writers in the field.

Author: Samuel P. Huntington

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780876094341

Category: Political Science

Page: 134

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In 1993, Samuel P. Huntington boldly asserted in the pages of Foreign Affairs that world politics was entering a new phase, one in which cultural differences in religion, history, language, and tradition were replacing Cold War tensions and would soon become the world's fundamental points of conflict. Huntington's striking thesis elicited both criticism and praise from the media and political experts around the world. More than a decade later, "The Clash of Civilizations?" continues to be a touchstone in global politics as writers passionately debate its merits and propose counter theories of their own. This collection presents Samuel Huntington's original, seminal essay followed by critical responses published in Foreign Affairs, including the author's reply to his critics and contemporary additions to the enduring question of how to understand world conflict. In this second edition, fresh contributions make The Clash of Civilizations?: The Debate newly relevant to students of International Relations and Political Science.

Reframing the International

See Huntington , “ The Clash of Civilizations ? " 24 ; Samuel P. Huntington , “ If
Not Civilizations , What ? Paradigms of the Post - Cold War World — Response ,
Foreign Affairs , 72.5 , 1993 , 186 , 194 . 65. See Huntington , “ The Clash of ...

Author: Richard A. Falk

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415931762

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Re-Framing the International insists that, if we are to properly face the challenges of the coming century, we need to re-examine international politics and development through the prism of ethics and morality. International relations must now contend with a widening circle of participants reflecting the diversity and uneveness of status, memory, gender, race, culture and class.

The Fear of Barbarians

To avoid the negative impact of these Manichean images we need a much more nuanced view. In this new book Tzvetan Todorov offers an original analysis of the new landscape of fear and resentment that characterizes our world today.

Author: Tzvetan Todorov

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 074564709X

Category: Political Science

Page: 233

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Contemporary forms of tension and conflict among nations cannot be described in terms familiar to twentieth century history, but neither can they be reduced to a 'clash of civilizations'. The world today is not divided between an enlightened West and the dark forces of Islam. To avoid the negative impact of these Manichean images we need a much more nuanced view. In this new book Tzvetan Todorov offers an original analysis of the new landscape of fear and resentment that characterizes our world today. He starts by redefining the notions of barbarism and civilization as universal moral categories and explains how they apply to the plurality of cultures; and he distinguishes carefully between various forms of collective identity - cultural, civic and ideological. These conceptual tools enable him to shed fresh light on the current struggle against terrorism and the tensions between communities within Western countries. He invites us to overcome our fears - for fear is a dangerous motive and risks producing an evil that is worse than the evil we initially feared. The fear of the barbarians can turn us into barbarians. Richly illustrated with examples ranging from Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib to the murder of Theo Van Gogh and the Danish cartoons, this powerful plea for civilized values will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the key challenges facing the world today.

The Clash of Civilizations

A civilization is thus the highest cultural grouping of people and the broadest
level of cultural identity people have , short of that ... Why Civilizations will Clash
Civilization Identity will be increasingly important in the future , and the world will
be ...

Author: Salim Rashid

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

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A volume of critical response from representatives of Islamic and Confucian cultures to Samuel P. Huntington's provocative thesis in which he asserted the West was facing an unavoidable collision with the two civilizations. A reprint of Huntington's essay is provided.