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The Clash of Civilizations is a hypothesis that people’s cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War world. The American political scientist Samuel P. Huntington argued that future .. Barbé, Philippe, “L’Anti-Choc des Civilisations: Méditations Méditerranéennes”, Editions de l’Aube. Samuel Huntington argues in his landmark essay that after the Cold War, conflicts over cultural and religious identity will dominate global politics. Le choc des civilisations by Samuel P Huntington, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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International Studies Quarterly, 45, pp. I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses:. From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map.

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You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Ekskolonioj Britaj en Karibio. It is to set forth descriptive hypothesis as to what the future may be like. Huntington argued that future wars would be fought not between countries, but between cultures, and that Islamic extremism would become the biggest threat to world peace.


Russia, Japan, and India are what Huntington terms ‘swing civilizations’ and may favor either side. This is supposed to be a representation of Huntington’s book, nothing else. Noam Chomsky has criticized the concept of the clash of civilizations as just being a new justification for the United States “for any atrocities that they wanted to carry out”, which was required after the Cold War as the Soviet Union was no longer a viable threat.


Public lecture delivered at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, 19 Octoberpublished in: Then, we will regain the Turkish public opinion support in one day. Huntington considers Turkey to be a separate civilization, based on language and history. The Clash of Civilizations is a hypothesis that people’s cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the clvilisations Cold War world.

But after the end of the Cold Warworld politics moved into a new phase, in which non-Western civilizations are no longer the exploited recipients of Hubtington civilization but have become additional important actors joining the West to shape and move world history. The Challenges to America’s National Identity Huntington refers to countries that are seeking to affiliate with another civilization as “torn countries”.

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Such statements should be clarified or removed. In the Intermediate Region, therefore, one cannot speak of a civilizational clash or external conflict, but rather an internal conflict, not for cultural domination, but for political succession. Former British colonies in the Caribbean. Civilisations as depicted in Samuel Civilisatins.

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The Clash of Civilizations? Second, the public must be willing to accept the redefinition.

Russia, for example, clashes with the many Muslim ethnic groups on its southern border such as Chechnya but—according to Huntington—cooperates with Iran to avoid further Muslim-Orthodox violence in Southern Russia, and to help continue the flow of oil.


Some of these countries have clashed with the West and some have not.

Turkeywhose political leadership has systematically tried to Westernize the country since the s, is his chief example. Views Huntigton Edit View history.

According to Huntington, a torn country must meet three requirements to redefine its civilizational identity. Its political and economic elite must support the move. Journal of Peace Research. Huntington also believes that some of the factors contributing to this conflict are that both Christianity upon which Western civilization is based and Islam are:.

Preconditions for a Fundamental Dialogue. Trade Policy — Economics”.

Clear and Present Strangers: In addition, the clash of civilizations, for Huntington, represents a development of history. The initiative is intended to galvanize collective action across diverse societies to combat extremismto overcome cultural and social barriers between mainly the Western and predominantly Huntignton worlds, and to reduce the tensions and polarization between societies which differ in religious and cultural values.