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The Contemporary Ambiguities of Religions as a Source of Civilisational Identity

The Contemporary Ambiguities of Religions as a Source of Civilisational Identity

The international society is experiencing an epoch-making process of transformation. The global resurgence of religion is not unrelated to these structural changes.

Enemy Wanted: Apply Without

Enemy Wanted: Apply Without

Huntington adopted his Clash of Civilizations thesis in the context of scholars attempting to make sense of the post-Cold War era. His thesis was not a prediction or a theory, it was a wish.

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Faces Evidence-based Perusal

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Faces Evidence-based Perusal

While Samuel Huntington’s thesis continues to be influential, the fragilities of the civilization construct within it are exposed when measured against the realities of the last twenty years in Asia.

In Defence of Dialogue of Civilizations

In Defence of Dialogue of Civilizations

Warnings against the political construction of the Self through opposition to a negative-valued, dangerous or threatening Other are common at a time when the discourses of the clash of civilisations have acquired a worryingly prominent place in the public spheres of many different countries. But do we actually need ‘more’ religious and cultural traditions rather than less in order to oppose religiously-inspired political violence?

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