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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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In commemoration of Sita Ram Goel. In Huntington’s view, East Asian Sinic civilization is culturally asserting itself and its values relative to the West due to its rapid economic growth.

He also gives the example of Australia as a country torn between its Western civilizational heritage and its growing economic engagement with Asia.

A Study in the Clash of Civilizations p. Regional powers such as the two Koreas and Vietnam will acquiesce to Chinese demands and become more supportive of China rather than attempting to oppose it.

Huntington argues that the Islamic civilization has experienced a massive population explosion which is fueling instability both on the borders of Islam and in its interior, where fundamentalist movements are becoming increasingly popular.

The following other wikis use this file: From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. I, Paris, Robert Laffont,p. Huntington dans Le Choc des civilisationsen utilisant le fond de carte Image: This is supposed to be a representation of Huntington’s book, nothing else. All these historical and modern factors combined, Huntington wrote briefly in his Foreign Affairs article and in much more civilisatuons in his book, would lead to a bloody clash between the Islamic and Western civilizations.


Retrieved from ” https: The initiative is intended to galvanize collective action across diverse societies to combat extremismhutington overcome cultural and social barriers between mainly the Western and predominantly Muslim worlds, and to reduce the tensions and polarization between societies which differ in religious and cultural values. Huntingtona, oparte na Image: The practice of democracy that has won out in the modern West is largely a result of a consensus that has emerged since the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolutionand particularly in the last century or so.

Huntington refers to countries that are seeking to affiliate with another civilization as “torn countries”. Sudan and South Sudan are shown with the new international border between them. Western civilization is no exception.

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Huntington therefore believes that the rise of China poses one of the most significant problems and the most powerful long-term threat to the West, as Chinese cultural assertion clashes with the American desire for the lack of a regional hegemony in East Asia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In his book Terror and LiberalismPaul Berman argues that distinct cultural boundaries do not exist in the present day.

Its political and economic elite ves support the move. 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.


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.

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Japan, China and the Four Asian Tigers have modernized in many respects while maintaining traditional or authoritarian societies which distinguish them from the West.

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Huntington suggests that in the future the central axis of world politics tends to be the conflict between Western and non-Western civilizations, in [Stuart Hall]’s phrase, the conflict between “the West and the Rest”.

Hestia,pp. In his thesis, he argued that the primary axis of conflict in the future will be along guntington lines. Wars such as those following the break up of Yugoslaviain Chechnya civllisations, and between India and Pakistan were cited as evidence of inter-civilizational conflict.

In an article explicitly referring to Huntington, scholar Amartya Sen argues:.