Civilizations and World Order

Civilizations and World Order : Geopolitics and Cultural Difference

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Civilizations and World Order: Geopolitics and Cultural Difference examines the role of civilizations in the context of the existing and possible world order(s) from a cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary perspective. Contributions seek to clarify the meaning of such complex and contested notions as "civilization," "order," and "world order"; they do so by taking into account political, economic, cultural, and philosophical dimensions of social life. The book deals with its main theme from three angles or vectors: first, the geopolitical or power-political context of civilizations; secondly, the different roles of civilizations or cultures against the backdrop of "post-coloniality" and "Orientalism"; and thirdly, the importance of ideological and regional differences as factors supporting or obstructing world order(s). All in all, the different contributions demonstrate the impact of competing civilizational trajectories on the functioning or malfunctioning of contemporary world more

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  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 tables
  • 073918606X
  • 9780739186060

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Every so often a book comes our way which challenges us to think outside the box. This rich collection of essays does just that. Each author, while reflecting his own distinctive philosophical and cultural standpoint, addresses two questions which go to the heart of our current predicament. Given the steady decline of Western political and cultural hegemony side by side with accelerating globalization, what are the prospects of constructing a relatively peaceful world order? Is civilizational difference part of the problem or part of the solution? The answers are diverse, often provocative, and invariably insightful. -- Joseph A. Camilleri, La Trobe University These chapters provide a single powerful message: to understand each other is often difficult and demanding, but it is by far the most profitable strategy for international politics. And it is ultimately intellectually rewarding. -- Daniele Archibugi, University of Londonshow more

About Fred Dallmayr

Fred Dallmayr is Packey J. Dee Professor Emeritus in philosophy and political science at the University of Notre Dame. Akif Kayapinar is assistant professor of political science and international relations at Istanbul Sehir University. Ismail Yaylaci is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Minnesota, Twin more

Table of contents

Foreword: Civilizational Revival in the Global Age Ahmet Davutoglu Introduction Fred Dallmayr, M. Akif Kayapinar and Ismail Yaylaci Part I: Geopolitics and World Order 1. Geopolitical Turmoil and Civilizational Pluralism Richard Falk 2. Civilization as Instrument of World Order? The Role of the Civilizational Paradigm in the Absence of a Balance of Power Hans Kochler 3. Power in the Analysis of World Orders Raymond Duvall and Cigdem Cidam 4. International Society, Cultural Diversity, and the Clash (or Dialogue) of Civilizations Chris Brown Part II: Eurocentrism and Cultural Difference 5.The Formative Parameters of Civilizations: A Theoretical and Historical Framework Ahmet Davutoglu 6.Western Democrats, Oriental Despots? S. Sayyid 7.The Ottoman Empire and the Global Muslim Identity in the Formation of Eurocentric World Order, 1815-1919 Cemil Aydin 8.Beyond the "Enlightenment Mentality": An Anthropocosmic Perspective Tu Weiming Part III: Liberalism, Global and Regional Orders 9.Globalization, Civilizations, and World Order Robert Gilpin 10.Liberalism of Restraint and Liberalism of Imposition: Liberal Values and World Order in the New Millennium Georg Sorensen 11.The Rise of a Neo-medieval Order in Europe Jan Zielonka 12.Illusions, Dreams and Nightmares: Japan, the United States, and the East Asian Renaissance in the First Decade of the New Century John Welfieldshow more

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