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rules of conduct meaning in life • The inevitability of conflict “The Errors of ‘Endism’”
• ‘End’ Assumes too much (westernstyle) rationality • “End’ does not account for forces that motivate people • Convergence vs. Invariance What does modernity produce?
What does modernity produce?
• Convergence – All industrial and postindustrial societies face the same challenges and requirements. They will necessarily look much alike • Invariance – All societies provide identity to individuals within them and cannot be varied easily. Why Huntington’s “clash”?
Why Huntington’s “clash”?
• Differences are profound (invariance)
• Interactions intensify (globalization)
• Local identity weakens (globalization)
• Compromise difficult (in...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course IR 271 taught by Professor Corgan during the Fall '08 term at BU.
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