Global Studies Reading Ch 5

Global Studies Reading Ch 5 - .5 03:22 T becultural.

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Global Studies Reading Ch. 5 03:22 The Clash of Civilizations?     “the great divisions among human kind and the dominating source of conflict will  be cultural.  Nation states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs,  but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups  of different civilizations.  The clash of civilizations will dominate global politics.  The fault lines between civilizations will be the battle lines of the future.” Conflicts were: Among princes, emporers, etc fighting to expand their bureaucracies. Then among nation states starting with the French rev o Lasted till WWI Then conflict of ideologies: o Communism, fascism-nazism, liberal democracy o Communism and liberal democracy Civiilization identity will be primarily shaped by the interactions among seven or  eight major civilizations Western, Confucian, Japanese, Islamic, hindu, Slavic orthodox, latin  American, and possibly African civilizations Civilizations differ at basic levels History, language, culture, tradition, religion World is becoming smaller to interaction between different civilizations is  increasing Immigration of people from more different places eases the immigration of  peoples from more similar nations to that of the host country Economic modernization and social change are separating people from  longstanding local identities “unsecularization of the world” West is at the peak of power, but at the same time, other countries have the  resources to instead of conforming to the western world, turn inward and shape  the world in non-western ways.
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Cultural characteristics and differences are less mutable and hence less easily  compromised and resolved than political and economic ones. **Decreasingly able to mobilize support and form coalitions on the basis of  idealogy, governments and groups will increasingly attempt to mobilize support  by appealing to common religion and civilization identity. **The clash of civilizations thus occurs at two levels.  At the micro-level, adjacent  groups along the fault lines between civilizations struggle, often violently, over the  control of territory and each other.  At the macro level, states from different  civilizations compete fro relative military and economic power, struggle over the  control of international institutions and third parties, and competitively promote  their particular political and religious values.** the cold war placed the iron curtain across and dividing Europe which was an  ideological divide this was replaced when the velvet curtain of culture. o
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