Samuel P. Huntington

“The Clash of Civilizations” and Its Unexpected Liberalism

Johan Eriksson • Mar 6 2013 • Articles
Is it possible that Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” thesis could actually be employed in an argument for liberalism? If so, George W. Bush’s foreign policy did just that.

The Crescent and the Cross: Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Twenty Years On

Syed Mansoob Murshed • Feb 13 2013 • Articles
Examining Huntington's thesis over the past 20 years, Murshed argues conflict occurs primarily within rather than between states and that these conflicts never evolve in a socio-economic vacuum.

Twenty Years after Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilisations’

Jeffrey Haynes • Feb 10 2013 • Articles
Huntington's work, although flawed in various respects, perfectly captured the zeitgeist at the end of the Cold War and encapsulated the hopes and fears of globalisation.

Review – The End of Certainty

Ioannis Mantzikos • Apr 6 2012 • Features
Distinguished Professor of International Relations Stephen Chan criticizes current analyses of international developments as being based primarily on western systemic models that steadily impose a cultural monopoly on the field.

Review – A Second Look at Huntington’s Third Wave Thesis

Stephen McGlinchey • Sep 23 2010 • Features
It is worth taking a second look at Huntington's thesis considering the controversial democratisation attempts pursued by the US in the early years of the 21st Century.

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