International Scientific Conference:
The Clash of Civilisations in the 21st Century
(April 2015)
– publication

Huntington’s ideas have experienced a revival among journalists and scholars who have tried to explain current violent conflicts around the globe. Indeed, despite its shortcomings and problematic normative assumptions “The Clash of Civilisations” still inspires social scientists dealing with violence.

Both civilisation and violence are highly contested terms as is their mutual relationship. Some identify civilisation with progress, order and the pursuit of perfectibility. For others civilisation is a euphemism for domination and a sense of ideological superiority. Similarly there is no agreement on what constitutes violence: while for some authors a violent action inexorably entails the use of physical harm, for others violence incorporates a variety of actions – from mental injuries to social inequality.

Format: 14.7 x 21 cm
Language: English
Pages: 56
ISBN: 978-953-8070-00-6