The clash of civilisation a summary

The Disqus comments facility below allows you to comment on this page including anything you may wish to add to the discussion above. Non-Western countries can make an effort to balance Western power through modernization. Manifestations of what he terms the " Islamic Resurgence " include the Iranian revolution and the first Gulf War.

The clash of civilisation a summary

They could no longer turn to their status as Communist or Capitalist nations in order to define themselves and their place in the international order. In other words, the war created a generation of fighters that perceived the West to be a major threat to their way of life. Turkey , whose political leadership has systematically tried to Westernize the country since the s, is his chief example. However, the West has continued to try to exert its influence, anyway. In addition, he cites the fact that many Islamic extremists spent a significant amount of time living or studying in the Western world. People "need new sources of identity, new forms of stable community, and new sets of moral precepts to provide them with a sense of meaning and purpose" Considered as a possible eighth civilization by Huntington.

In the absence of strong family or community ties, religion presents a good alternative for building a new identity. The significant levels of terrorism which are entirely internal to Muslim majority countries such as within Pakistan or Kurdish separatism within Turkey.

More recent factors contributing to a Western—Islamic clash, Huntington wrote, are the Islamic Resurgence and demographic explosion in Islam, coupled with the values of Western universalism—that is, the view that all civilizations should adopt Western values—that infuriate Islamic fundamentalists.

If the United States withdraws its troops from Bosnia, neither the European powers nor Russia will have incentives to continue to implement the agreement, the Bosnian government, Serbs, and Croats will have every incentive to renew the fighting once they have refreshed themselves, and the Serbian and Croatian governments will be tempted to seize the opportunity to realise their dreams of a Greater Serbia and a Greater Croatia.

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Amin I think I terms of conflicts over the last 20 years, I would weight them by fatalities primarily, as that data is most available.

One side argues that the West sill has a monopoly on technological research and development, military strength, and economic consumption.

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Due to economic modernization and social change, people are separated from longstanding local identities. Instead of belonging to one of the "major" civilizations, Ethiopia and Haiti are labeled as "Lone" countries. I can see why you might think he was a crank, and he indeed did appear to get crankier as he got older his ideas on immigration in his last book did not go down well, but I haven't read his last book.

Opposing concepts[ edit ] In recent years, the theory of Dialogue Among Civilizationsa response to Huntington's Clash of Civilizations, has become the center of some international attention.

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Cultural Reader: Short summary of The Clash of Civilizations by S. Huntington