- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (August 2, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451628978
- ISBN-13: 978-1451628975
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (403 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The thesis of this provocative and potentially important book is the increasing threat of violence arising from renewed conflicts between countries and cultures that base their traditions on religious faith and dogma. This argument moves past the notion of ethnicity to examine the growing influence of a handful of major cultures--Western, Eastern Orthodox, Latin American, Islamic, Japanese, Chinese, Hindu, and African--in current struggles across the globe. Samuel P. Huntington, a political scientist at Harvard University and foreign policy aide to President Clinton, argues that policymakers should be mindful of this development when they interfere in other nations' affairs. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Huntington here extends the provocative thesis he laid out in a recent (and influential) Foreign Affairs essay: we should view the world not as bipolar, or as a collection of states, but as a set of seven or eight cultural "civilizations"?one in the West, several outside it?fated to link and conflict in terms of that civilizational identity. Thus, in sweeping but dry style, he makes several vital points: modernization does not mean Westernization; economic progress has come with a revival of religion; post-Cold War politics emphasize ethnic nationalism over ideology; the lack of leading "core states" hampers the growth of Latin America and the world of Islam. Most controversial will be Huntington's tough-minded view of Islam. Not only does he point out that Muslim countries are involved in far more intergroup violence than others, he argues that the West should worry not about Islamic fundamentalism but about Islam itself, "a different civilization whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power." While Huntington notes that the war in Bosnia hardened into an ethno-religious clash, he downplays the possibility that such splintering could have been avoided. Also, his fear of multiculturalism as a source of American weakness seems unconvincing and alarmist. Huntington directs the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard.
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Huntington's book was thought-provoking and controversial. It denied the "End of History" thesis popular at the time. It refused to conflate modernization with westernization or democracy. It predicted that "civilizations" would replace ideologies as a basis of national and regional identity and as a source of international conflict, an affront to those expecting the imminent demise of the nation state.
From the perspective of 2010, Huntington did about as well as most predictors of new and different international orders. His concept of civilizations as an international organizing principle was imprecise, and some of his examples haven't held up. The nature of the current multi-polar world is driven by a number of causes and effects, of which "civilization" may be only one. On the other, Huntington predicted the (relative) decline of the West, pointed out the hazards to the nation state of unassimilated immigration, and identified some fault lines of competition and conflict around China and the Islamic world.
"The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order" is still worth a long look for students of international relations.