Synopses & Reviews
Based on the author's seminal article in Foreign Affairs, Samuel P. Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order is a provocative and prescient analysis of the state of world politics after the fall of communism. In this incisive work, the renowned political scientist explains how "civilizations" have replaced nations and ideologies as the driving force in global politics today and offers a brilliant analysis of the current climate and future possibilities of our world's volatile political culture.
"A benchmark for informed speculation on those always fascinating questions: Just where are we in history? What hidden hand is controlling our destiny?...A searching reflection on our global state." New York Times
"An intellectual tour de force: bold, imaginative, and provocative. A seminal work that will revolutionize our understanding of international affairs." Zbigniew Brzezinsk
"The book is studded with insights, flashes of rare brilliance, great learning, and in particular, an ability to see the familiar in a new and provocative way." The Washington Post Book World
"The book is dazzling in its scope and grasp of the intricacies of contemporary global politics." Wall Street Journal
"A set of sharp, controversial theses and a coherent message make this a critical current affairs book." Booklist
This incisive, international bestselling exploration of the conflicts that have erupted since the fall of communism offers a provocative portrait of a future world driven not by ideologies or economics, but by ethnicity, religion, and other cultural forces. "Dazzling in its scope and grasp of the intricacies of contemporary global politics".--"The Wall Street Journal". Maps & diagrams.
About the Author
Samuel P. Huntington is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University, where he is also the director of the John M. Olin Institute for Stategic Studies and the chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He was the director of security planning for the National Security Council in the Carter administration, the founder and coeditor of Foreign Policy, and the president of the American Political Science Association. He is the author of many books and scholarly articles. Huntington lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
1. A world of civilizations -- The new era in world politics -- Civilization in history and today -- A universal civilization? Modernization and Westernization -- 2. The shifting balance of civilizations -- The fading of the West: power, culture, and indigenization -- Economics, demography, and the challenger civilizations -- 3. The emerging order of civilizations -- The cultural reconfiguration of global politics -- Core states, concentric circles, and civilization shifting -- 4. Clashes of civilizations -- The West and the rest: intercivilizational issues -- The global politics of civilizations --From transition wars to fault line wars -- The dynamics of fault line wars -- 5. The future of civilizations -- The West, civilizations and civilization.