The west vs the rest

the clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order pdf

The practice of democracy that has won out in the modern West is largely a result of a consensus that has emerged since the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolutionand particularly in the last century or so.

As a result, scientific progress was hindered by religious rules in the East, while it flourished in the West. No civilization has intruded on the West in a comparable way in the last years, and if it had, we would resent it mightily.

The interactions between civilizations vary greatly in the extent to which they are likely to be characterized by violence. In the 15th century, competition, both economic and political, fostered capitalism and spread the wealth from royal courts to a fragmented European state system.

The findings, just published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, reveal that the self-beliefs of members of Western cultural groups have much more in common with the rest of the world than was previously suggested, contradicting the generally accepted view of a "West versus the rest" divide in concepts of selfhood.

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As the events in Yugoslavia show, it is not only a line of difference; it is also at times a line of bloody conflict.

While Confucianism is a major component of Chinese civilisation, Chinese civilisation is more than Confucianism.

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In London, he is a Nigerian. This has been successfully demonstrated by documenting the rise of Christianity from the Hellenized Roman Empire , the rise of the Islamic caliphates from the Christianized Roman Empire and the rise of Ottoman rule from the Islamic caliphates and the Christianized Roman Empire. We Saudis want to modernise but not necessarily westernise. From Guangzhou to Singapore, from Kuala Lumpur to Manila, this influential network -- often based on extensions of the traditional clans -- has been described as the backbone of the East Asian economy. While there has been serious fighting between Muslims and Christians elsewhere in the former Soviet Union and much tension and some fighting between Western and Orthodox Christians in the Baltic states, there has been virtually no violence between Russians and Ukrainians. Worldwide, however, how many people share this culture? Huntington argues that Russia is primarily a non-Western state although he seems to agree that it shares a considerable amount of cultural ancestry with the modern West. After the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in , Prussian King Frederick separated church and state and fostered an education system based on scientific inquiry.

More often, leaders of non-western societies have pursued modernisation and rejected westernisation. Worldwide, however, how many people share this culture?

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THE WEST AND THE REST