"Max" Kashefi, Mahmoud
March 2013
International Review of Modern Sociology;Spring2013, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
This research, using the characteristics/demands of the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa ("Arab Spring"), questions the significance of some propositions deduced from Huntington' popular theory of "The Clash of Civilizations. " It asserts that globalization, especially the development of new technology, has created enhanced opportunities for the new generations in the region to be acculturated with a set of values reflecting their basic civilian and human rights. The new values, while credited with the developmmt in the West, belong to all human beings and gained the status of universal human culture. The paper ends with an explanation why Huntington puts the emphasis on "clashes," rather than on a "universal culture" or "alliance" of cultures.


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