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Samuel P. Huntington (1927–2008)

Forfatter af The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

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Samuel P. Huntington was the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University and chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He was previously director of security planning for the National Security Council in the Carter administration, the founder and vis mere coeditor of Foreign Policy, and president of the American Political Science Association. Mr. Huntington died in 2008. vis mindre
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Værker af Samuel P. Huntington

Who Are We: The Challenges to America's National Identity (2004) — Forfatter — 516 eksemplarer
Understanding Political Development (1987) — Redaktør — 14 eksemplarer
The Strategic Imperative (1982) 6 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Year Left: An American Socialist Yearbook (1985) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
The Ethnicity Reader: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Migration (1997) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver23 eksemplarer
Interracial America: Opposing Viewpoints (2006) (2006) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver10 eksemplarer
The Congress and America's future (1973) 7 eksemplarer

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Great book which describes why many conflicts happen around the world. Civilizations are a type of identity that have no precise boundary made up of values, ideas, and other similarities between people. A civilizational divide apparently usually makes it easier to create an "us" versus "them" argument. When one culture starts to impose values on another culture, a conflict is likely to occur as the values differ. Although the book is generally well written, it has a slight problem when writing about topics with extreme detail. The general topics and their explanations are well written, but the individual conflicts have poor transitions and little time to get acquainted with events.… (mere)
Eugene_Kernes | 36 andre anmeldelser | Jun 4, 2024 |
El libro inscripto dentro de las teorías de la modernización política (en versión crítica) analiza el fenómeno de la participación política y su impacto en el régimen poítico. Desarrollo los ciclos "populista" y "tecnoburocráticos" por los cuales atraviesan algunos países de América Latina, entre ellos la Argentina.
PabloBul | Sep 10, 2023 |
Between 1974 and 1990 more than thirty countries in southern Europe, Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe shifted from authoritarian to democratic systems of government. This global democratic revolution is probably the most important political trend in the late twentieth century. In The Third Wave, Samuel P. Huntington analyzes the causes and nature of these democratic transitions, evaluates the prospects for stability of the new democracies, and explores the possibility of more countries becoming democratic. The recent transitions, he argues, are the third major wave of democratization in the modem world. Each of the two previous waves was followed by a reverse wave in which some countries shifted back to authoritarian government. Using concrete examples, empirical evidence, and insightful analysis, Huntington provides neither a theory nor a history of the third wave, but an explanation of why and how it occurred.

Factors responsible for the democratic trend include the legitimacy dilemmas of authoritarian regimes; economic and social development; the changed role of the Catholic Church; the impact of the United States, the European Community, and the Soviet Union; and the "snowballing" phenomenon: change in one country stimulating change in others. Five key elite groups within and outside the nondemocratic regime played roles in shaping the various ways democratization occurred. Compromise was key to all democratizations, and elections and nonviolent tactics also were central. New democracies must deal with the "torturer problem" and the "praetorian problem" and attempt to develop democratic values and processes. Disillusionment with democracy, Huntington argues, is necessary to consolidating democracy. He concludes the book with an analysis of the political, economic, and cultural factors that will decide whether or not the third wave continues.

Several "Guidelines for Democratizers" offer specific, practical suggestions for initiating and carrying out reform. Huntington's emphasis on practical application makes this book a valuable tool for anyone engaged in the democratization process. At this volatile time in history, Huntington's assessment of the processes of democratization is indispensable to understanding the future of democracy in the world.
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lpdd | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 15, 2023 |



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