Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel Huntington and the American Way of War

Erik Ringmar • Jun 27 2020 • Articles

Huntington’s thesis has aided and abetted liberals with access to firearms; presenting them with suggestions, imperatives and hopes. As such his argument is a classic self-fulfilling prophecy.

Civilizations, Political Systems and Power Politics: A Critique of Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’

Anna Khakee • May 4 2018 • Articles

What we are seeing along the most conflictual of the civilizational fault lines is not so much a civilizational conflict as a conflict over alternative political systems.

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ in International Law

Wouter Werner • Apr 25 2018 • Articles

International law remains an under-researched topic in the literature on Huntington’s ‘clash of civilizations’. This is remarkable since international law itself was born out of such a clash.

Huntington vs. Mearsheimer vs. Fukuyama: Which Post-Cold War Thesis is Most Accurate?

Glen M.E. Duerr • Apr 22 2018 • Articles

Scholars cannot discount Huntington because core parts of his arguments still remain relevant to the narratives of today even if he is incorrect in some places.

The Kin-Country Thesis Revisited

Kim Richard Nossal • Apr 22 2018 • Articles

Huntington was right to call attention to kin-countries. But the idea of kin-country can only be made useful if it is stripped of its ‘clash of civilizations’ baggage.

Clashing Civilizations: A Toynbeean Response to Huntington

Ian Hall • Apr 18 2018 • Articles

Toynbee draws attention away from Huntington’s account, pointing to the role played by political actors in borrowing, appropriating, and manipulating ‘foreign’ concepts.

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and Realism in International Political Thought

Davide Orsi • Apr 15 2018 • Articles

Even though Huntington was critical of some of the assumptions of structural realism on the sources of conflict and on the role of states, he shared with the realists some important ideas.

Advance Preview: The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ 25 Years On

Davide Orsi • Apr 5 2018 • Articles

This book examines the validity of Huntington’s thesis for the understanding of international affairs and international law in contemporary world politics and discusses its relevance in the public debate.

Critical International Theory: A Comparative Advantage Framework

Deepshikha Shahi • Apr 7 2017 • Articles

Critical International Theory is a more commendable theoretical framework than Huntington’s clash of civilizations thesis when examining post 9/11 Afghanistan.

The Clash of Civilizations Thesis: A Critical Appraisal

Deepshikha Shahi • Apr 2 2017 • Articles

Proponents and critics of Huntington’s thesis have created a ‘clash of scholarship’ in IR. This article demonstrates this clash whilst adding a new dimension to it.


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