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Clash of Civilizations


Samuel Huntington (1927 2008)

He was a political scientist in Harvard University.

He was advisor in Minister of Defence Army in U.S.A

The best known thesis is Clash of Civilizations.

He wrote it in 1993.
After this article, he wrote a book with same title.

Whats that..
Civilizations is a society in an advanced state of social

Ex. Western civilization, Greek civilization.. It has common values; religion, language, culture etc.

The Major Civilizations

Western Orthodox Islamic

Latin America
Japanese Hindu

Buddhist or Confucian
African (possible civilization)

Clash of civilizations used by Huntington

after Cold

War Era.
Foreign Affairs magazine 1993 Very famous and known article.. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of

World Order.

According to Huntington..
The great divisions between humankind[1] and the

dominating source of conflict will be cultural.


Future conflicts will originate from clashes between

[1] humankind:

the human race, humanity. [2] conflict: a fight, battle, or struggle.

Conflicts and violence will also occur between states

and groups within the same civilizations.

The next world war, if there is one, will be a war

between civilizations

A different perspective about clash of civilizations.

Difference in history, language, culture, tradition and

Small world
Economic modernization and social change

Increase of consciousness[3] and awareness of

difference of civilizations
Conflict of the power of the West against Non-

Western civilizations
Increase of economic regionalism


full activity of the mind and senses, as in waking life

Viewpoints of Huntington

People's cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War world.

the West and the Rest.

Fault line conflicts and core state conflicts.

What about Turkey..

According to Huntington;

Turkey are derived from Islamic civilization, but..

Is this a ordering article? Increase the disagreement and discrimination

New threat found: Islam


Some topics are ignored It hasnt academic qualification

A lot of forejudgment

References Samuel P. Huntington,The Clash of Civilizations? Foreign Affairs , 72 (Summer 1993), Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (New York:Simon and Schuster, 1996), p.20 .

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