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Has the History of World Politics Been a History of the Clash of Civilizations?| Is This the Likely Pattern of the Future?|
International University of Japan Graduate School of International RelationsHistory of International Relations’ term paperWritten by Bakchiev Daniiar (Don), PMPP 2nd year student, ID# 1B1009| |

Clash of Civilizations?
Is This the Likely Pattern of the Future?
Written by Bakchiev Daniiar (Don)
PMPP 2nd year student, ID#1B1009

CONTENTS

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………2 The concept of “civilization” ………………………………………………………4 The basic ideas of Huntington’s concept of the “clash of civilizations” ………...7 Critique of concept of the “clash of civilizations” ……………………………….14 Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………18 References ………………………………………………………………………….19

Introduction

The article of Samuel Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations", written in the early 1993, describes the dynamics of international relations and possible conflicts on the basis of civilization in the twenty-first century, and is one of the most popular geopolitical treatises of the time. It aroused the widest debate in modern sociology and philosophy. But now, after more than nineteen years since its publication, I think it is possible to consider the concept of a clash of civilizations a more balanced and thoughtful, with an emphasis on the theoretical component of its construction and focusing not only on the political, social and philosophical side to this research, but and to consider the extent to which these ideas into reality. Huntington's model has a pronounced forward-looking and often speculative dimension. But it is justified theoretical stroke required for an adequate analysis of the situation in the world today. Leitmotif to this concept was the idea that if the XX century was the century clash of ideologies, the XXI century will be the century of a clash of civilizations or religions....