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  Foreign Affairs - The Clash of Civilizations? - Samuel P. Huntington
Civilizations-the highest cultural groupings of people-are differentiated from each other by religion, history, language and tradition.
Conflict between civilizations will be the latest phase in the evolution of conflict in the modern world.
In the politics of civilizations, the peoples and governments of non-Western civilizations no longer remain the objects of history as targets of Western colonialism but join the West as movers and shapers of history.
www.foreignaffairs.org /19930601faessay5188/samuel-p-huntington/the-clash-of-civilizations.html   (652 words)

  
 Clash of Civilizations and Its Critiques
Thus, when it comes to the clash of civilizations, the encounter between the modern industrial civilization and the Classic Civilization takes on the most violent form as it was the case with the Opium War.
To begin with, the modern industrial civilization characterized by constant technological innovations is not expected to reach the stage of maturity as a civilization.
On the other hand, Huntington's "Clash of the Civilizations" is superficial, and in that sense, even optimistic despite its pessimistic outlook on the future of world politics, because it fails to recognize this most fundamental intercivilizational conflict.
polyticks.com /polyticks/clashciv.htm   (4454 words)

  
  Clash of Civilizations « Sub Ratione Dei
Moreover, this idea of ideologically separate civilizations does not cohere with the known facts of history; there has always been global development and many of the so-called western developments (freedom, democracy, separation of Church and State) have not only been present elsewhere but have served as the impetus for their development in the West.
Civilizations as culture writ large determine the political praxis of their respective identities by virtue of their shared core convictions.
In the case of the conflict between the Western and the Islamic civilizations Huntington lays the issue of the western emphasis on social pluralism, representative democracy, separation of religious and civil power, and individualism as key points of friction (Huntington, 2002: 70-72).
subrationedei.com /tag/clash-of-civilizations   (1769 words)

  
 SeanBryson.Com Clash Of Civilizations / Civilisations Samuel P Huntington
The civilization to which he belongs is the broadest level of identification with which he intensely identifies.
Civilizations / Civilisations may involve a large number of people, as with China ("a civilization pretending to be a state," as Lucian Pye put it), or a very small number of people, such as the Anglophone Caribbean.
The people of different Civilizations / Civilisations have different views on the relations between God and man, the individual and the group, the citizen and the state, parents and children, husband and wife, as well as differing views of the relative importance of rights and responsibilities, liberty and authority, equality and hierarchy.
www.seanbryson.com /articles/clash_civilizations_samuel_huntington.html   (7537 words)

  
 Clash of Civilizations
Civilizations may involve a large number of people, as with China ("a civilization pretending to be a state," as Lucian Pye put it), or a very small number of people, such as the Anglophone Caribbean.
The people of different civilizations have different views on the relations between God and man, the individual and the group, the citizen and the state, parents and children, husband and wife, aswell as differing views of the relative importance of rights and responsibilities, liberty and authority, equality and hierarchy.
A world of clashing civilizations, however, is inevitably a world of double standards: people apply one standard to their kin-countries and a different standard to others.
www.geocities.com /hsitah9/clash_of_civilizations.htm   (19463 words)

  
 Clash of Civilizations - SourceWatch
In his 1993 book "Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order" (published by the Council on Foreign Relations), Samuel P. Huntington hypothesizes that "the fundamental source of conflict in this new world [of politics] will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic.
Huntington says that the reason "why civilizations will clash will be increasingly important in the future, and the world will be shaped in large measure by the interactions among seven or eight major civilizations.
At the macro-level, states from different civilizations compete for relative military and economic power, struggle over the control of international institutions and third parties, and competitively promote their particular political and religious values." [5]
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Clash_of_Civilizations   (523 words)

  
 CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS
Civilizations may involve a large number of people, as with China ("a civilization pretending to be a state," as Lucian Pye put it), or a very small number of people, such as the Anglophone Caribbean.
The people of different civilizations have different views on the relations between God and man, the individual and the group, the citizen and the state, parents and children, husband and wife, as well as differing views of the relative importance of rights and responsibilities, liberty and authority, equality and hierarchy.
A world of clashing civilizations, however, is inevitably a world of double standards: people apply one standard to their kin- countries and a different standard to others.
wake-up-america.net /clash_of_civilizations.htm   (8299 words)

  
 Right Truth: Clash of Civilizations
Clash of civilizations was the topic of an interview on Fox News Channel with Fouad Ajami.
If they are right, and there is much to support their view, then the clash between these two religiously defined civilizations results not only from their differences but also from their resemblances—and in these there may even be some hope for better future understanding.
Clash of civilizations is when you actually have two civilizations competing against each other.
righttruth.typepad.com /right_truth/2006/05/clash_of_civili.html   (1535 words)

  
 The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, (Simon and Schuster, New York, l996) may be the most provocative and important book you will read this year.
Cultural communities are replacing Cold War blocs, and fault lines between civilizations are becoming the central lines of conflict in global politics...The forces of integration in the world are real and are precisely what are generating counterforces of cultural assertion and civilizational consciousness.
He wants to make sure that the "civilization of love and truth" that he desires and foresees is allowed to develop and flourish without external threat, be it from Islam, the decadent modern West, or China.
www.catholicity.com /mccloskey/articles/clash.html   (1155 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order: Samuel P. Huntington: Books
The thesis of the provocative and potentially important Clash of Civilizations is that the increasing threat of violence arising from renewed conflicts between countries and cultures that base their traditions on religious faith and dogma.
If Huntington’s descriptions of Western and non-Western civilisations are flawed-indeed, if his very concept of civilisations is flawed-and if his historical narrative can be effectively challenged by a convincing counter-narrative, then his overall thesis of a clash of civilisations may no longer hold water.
Huntington argues that this map of civilizations will help us to understand current and future conflicts, which increasingly are "fault-line" conflicts in which states or peoples belonging to different civilizations clash.
www.amazon.ca /Clash-Civilizations-Remaking-World-Order/dp/0684844419   (3435 words)

  
 BrothersJudd.com - Review of Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
Unique among the racial, religious, and cultural civilizations that Huntington delineates and which we have added to, it is Islam alone which demands that church, economy, and state be governed by one eternal, unchanging, and inseparable entity, and/or philosophy, based on the word of God as revealed to Mohammed.
First, by warning that the clash of civilizations that genuinely differ from one another will continue to be a central feature of world politics, he provides a much needed warning that the West must deal with Islam and Communist China as rivals, not merely as alternative types of societies.
If those events force upon us the realization that civilizations do clash, that their different values produce much different ways of life, and that our way of life is preferable to others, then perhaps we can give a very special meaning to the victims' deaths.
www.brothersjudd.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/reviews.detail/book_id/342   (4584 words)

  
 mlife.org - The Meaning of Life - Regarding the Information Age and the Clash of Civilizations
Regarding Huntington’s claim about the clash of civilizations, I think that rather than being realistic evaluations regarding the future, these types of claims seem to me to be determining new goals in an attempt to influence public opinion within the framework of these goals.
Until the disintegration of the Soviet Block, there was the idea of a clash between the East and West, or between NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries.
This time, by creating new enemy fronts, a clash between civilizations based on religious and cultural differences is being prepared and a new foundation is being laid for the continuation of the rule of the power blocks.
mlife.org /content/view/75/71   (1457 words)

  
 The non-clash of civilizations
The Russian battle for maintaining Chechnya, often labeled as part of a "clash of civilizations," is a conflict that goes back decades, is with a small group of secessionists and not with any group that is an essential part of a civilization.
Nations clash when their economic interests are threatened or when they find an opportunity to expand economic interests.
Thus when it comes to the clash of civilizations, the most violent conflicts are those between a classic civilization and a modern industrial civilization, as was the case with the Opium Wars.
www.alternativeinsight.com /Non-Clash_of_Civilizations.html   (2143 words)

  
 Clash of Civilizations
History is the story of civilizations rising and falling, crashing and colliding, new ones emerging, old ones growing bigger and stronger, and some dying.
The clash between the British and Umuofian cultures resulted in a systematic breakdown of the Umuofian society when confronted by the dominance of the British.
Civilizations, based on the commonalities of identity, such as language, history, religion, customs, and institutions, are the “broadest level of cultural identity” that people have.
www.angelfire.com /alt/jtomeo/clash.html   (2016 words)

  
 Clash of Civilizations
Anyway the succession is usually 1st born unless (a) character dies (b) personality conflict with parent (c) political reasons such as character wants to be an artist and runs away, daughter is married off, etc. Anyway dynasty succession can't be micromanaged.
Civil wars will usually occur due to succession for the throne by two (or more) influential and powerful siblings (one being the "rightful" heir).
Characters are one of the many "different" elements in Clash, and we'd like to know whether you plan to use them.
clash.apolyton.net /models/Model-Characters.shtml   (3814 words)

  
 What Clash of Civilizations? - By Amartya Sen - Slate Magazine
Indeed, the thesis of a civilizational clash is conceptually parasitic on the commanding power of a unique categorization along so-called civilizational lines, which closely follow religious divisions to which singular attention is paid.
The difficulty with the clash of civilizations thesis begins with the presumption of the unique relevance of a singular classification.
Indeed, the question "Do civilizations clash?" is founded on the presumption that humanity can be pre-eminently classified into distinct and discrete civilizations, and that the relations between different human beings can somehow be seen, without serious loss of understanding, in terms of relations between different civilizations.
www.slate.com /id/2138731   (2300 words)

  
 103 Huntington Clash of Civilizations full text
The civilization to which he belongs is the broadest level of identification with which he intensely identifies.
Civilizations may involve a large number of people, as with China ("a civilization pretending to be a state," as Lucian Pye put it), or a very small number of people, such as the Anglophone Caribbean.
The people of different civilizations have different views on the relations between God and man, the individual and the group, the citizen and the state, parents and children, husband and wife, as well as differing views of the relative importance of rights and responsibilities, liberty and authority, equality and hierarchy.
astro.temple.edu /~alistair/CLASH   (8194 words)

  
 The Clash of Civilizations
This is enough to define the corresponding civilizations as “challenger civilizations” of the declining “Western civilitzation”.
The major feature of the Muslim civilization is its common religion and “la revanche de dieu”, that is to say the increasing role of religion and fundamentalism that will bring nations in conflict with each other.
8) Clashes of “civilizations” could only occur if the world is ordered according to Huntington’s thesis of the “structure of civilizations”: Countries group around the “core states” of their own civilizations against other countries that group around the core states of their own civilizations.
www.net4you.com /jandl/clash.html   (1079 words)

  
 TomPaine.com - Al Jazeera Vs. The Clash Of Civilizations
Samuel Huntington's nonsense 1996 hit, The Clash of Civilizations, holds as its basic premise that the Muslim world as a monolithic whole is historically, genetically incapable of peace and that it is intrinsically opposed to a monolithic "Western world." The two are destined to fight and one must, in the end, win—us or them.
Civilizations and cultures reflect the great wealth and heritage of humankind; their nature is to overlap, interact and evolve in relationship to one another.
The Alliance of Civilisations report also proposes appointing a high-level representative to work to defuse tensions at times of crisis.
www.tompaine.com /articles/2006/11/16/al_jazeera_vs_the_clash_of_civilizations.php   (1072 words)

  
 It IS a "clash of civilizations"
Anti-Islamic overtones or even hints that a clash of cultures or fundamental civilizational values is involved must be avoided at all cost as a matter of raison d'etat (or de guerre).
Huntington defines a civilization as "the broadest level of cultural identity" of an individual, ethnic group or nation and distinguishes three major ones: Western, Islamic-Arabic and Chinese.
Whether for reasons of strategic necessity or convenience the US wants to hold onto and build cross-civilizational coalitions against terror or not, it is in the context of the clash of cultures and civilizations that the war on terror is being fought.
www.atimes.com /c-asia/CK28Ag01.html   (583 words)

  
 The True Clash of Civilizations - Globalization - Global Policy Forum
Despite Bush’s optimistic pronouncement that there is “no clash of civilizations” when it comes to “the common rights and needs of men and women,” others are not so sure.
Despite Huntington’s claim of a clash of civilizations between the West and the rest, the WVS reveals that, at this point in history, democracy has an overwhelmingly positive image throughout the world.
Any claim of a “clash of civilizations” based on fundamentally different political goals held by Western and Muslim societies represents an oversimplification of the evidence.
www.globalpolicy.org /globaliz/cultural/2003/0304clash.htm   (2335 words)

  
 WashingtonPost.com: When Cultures Collide
It is not hard to believe, as Huntington seems to believe, that the wars in ex-Yugoslavia or the Caucasus or Kashmir have their roots in culture or that they could all become bigger.
Nor is it difficult to identify at least some of the major contemporary civilizations or their wellsprings, such as religion.
So challenged, the "great civilizations" must "hang together or hang separately." Bit of a stretch, that, at the end of a book which has sought to convince the reader that those civilizations are bound soon to clash.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/books/reviews/clashofcivilizations.htm   (1015 words)

  
 "Clash of Civilizations"
Civilization identity will be increasingly important in the future, and the world will be shaped in large measure by the interactions among seven or eight major civilizations.
Third, civilizations are comprehensive, that is, none of their constituent units can be fully understood without reference to the encompassing civilization.
Civilizations are the biggest "we" within which we feel culturally at home as distinguished from all the other "thems" out there {yet one may find detestable people within one's own religion, but admirable people of non-Western religions}.
users.cyberone.com.au /myers/huntington.html   (18039 words)

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