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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Journal of Peace Research. Concerning this region, Huntington departs from Kitsikis contending that a civilizational fault line exists between the two dominant yet differing religions Eastern Orthodoxy and Sunni Islamhence a dynamic of external conflict.

In his book Terror and LiberalismPaul Huntiington argues that distinct cultural boundaries do not exist in the present day. The Globalization of World Politics. He offers three forms of general actions that non-Western civilization can take in response to Western countries.

Huntington argued that future wars would be fought not between countries, but between cultures, and that Islamic extremism would cnoc the biggest threat to world peace. Its political and economic elite must support the move. Retrieved from ” https: Fault line conflicts are on a local level and occur between adjacent states belonging to different civilizations or within states that are home to populations from different civilizations.


Le Choc des Civilisations de Samuel Huntington. Vingt ans plus tard

This conflict dates back as far as the initial thrust of Islam into Europeits eventual expulsion in the Iberian reconquestthe attacks of the Ottoman Turks on Eastern Europe and Vienna, and the Nuntington imperial division of the Civilissations nations in the s and s. Cultures in world affairs. However, Kitsikis establishes an integrated civilization comprising these two peoples along with those belonging to the less dominant religions of Shia IslamAlevismand Judaism.

International Studies Quarterly, 45, pp. Muslim, Western and Orthodox.

Japan, China and the Four Asian Tigers have modernized in many respects while maintaining traditional or authoritarian societies which distinguish them from the West. Huntington argues that the Islamic civilization civi,isations experienced a massive population explosion which is fueling instability both on the borders of Islam and in its civliisations, where fundamentalist movements are becoming increasingly popular.

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Software used Adobe ImageReady. According to Huntington, a torn country must meet three requirements to redefine its civilizational identity. Lechner FJ, Boli J, editors.

Civilisations depicted in Samuel P. It is to set forth descriptive hypothesis as to what the future may be like.

Then, we will regain the Turkish public opinion support in one day. The initiative is intended to galvanize collective action across diverse societies to combat extremismto overcome cultural and social barriers between mainly the Civilisaions and predominantly Muslim worlds, and to reduce the tensions and polarization between societies which differ in religious and cultural values.


Some of these countries have clashed with the Huntingtn and some have not. Some theorists and writers argued that human rightsliberal democracyand the capitalist free market economy had become the only remaining ideological alternative for nations in the post-Cold War world. He also gives the example of Australia as a country torn between its Western civilizational heritage and its growing economic engagement with Asia.

Bosnia is a mix of three civilizations: Huntington argues that the trends of global conflict after the end of the Cold War are increasingly appearing at these civilizational divisions. These conflicts may result from a number of causes, cgoc as: In the icvilisations, world history was mainly about the struggles between monarchs, nations and ideologies, such as seen within Western civilization.

Edward Said issued a response to Huntington’s thesis in his article, ” The Clash of Ignorance “. From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map.