The Clash of Civilization and the Remaking of World Order

By Samuel Huntington
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"The Clash of Civilization and the Remaking of World Order" by Samuel Huntington is a thought-provoking analysis of global politics in the post-Cold War era. Huntington argues that conflicts in the future will not be based solely on ideology or economics, but rather on cultural and religious differences. He argues that the world is divided into distinct civilizational identities, such as Western, Islamic, and Confucian, and that clashes between these civilizations will shape the future of international relations.

Huntington delves into the historical and cultural roots of each civilization, examining their unique characteristics, values, and beliefs. He predicts that these differences will contribute to conflicts as each civilization seeks to assert its dominance and preserve its cultural identity. This clash of civilizations, he suggests, will replace the old paradigm of nation-states and ideology as the primary driver of global conflicts.

Throughout the book, Huntington also addresses the implications of this clash for the remaking of world order. He discusses how globalization, the spread of technology, and the resurgence of religious and cultural identities will challenge and reshape the existing international system. He explores the potential for cooperation and dialogue between civilizations, as well as the risks and consequences of clashes.

"The Clash of Civilization and the Remaking of World Order" offers a compelling framework for understanding the complexities of contemporary international affairs. It challenges conventional wisdom and highlights the importance of cultural and religious factors in shaping the global order. Huntington's ideas have sparked debates and discussions worldwide, making this book a landmark work in the field of international relations.
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