Samuel P. Huntington on Civilization - Dictionary of Arguments
Brocker I 841
Civilization/Huntington: Huntington develops a simple structural concept through which civilizations and cultural boundaries can be made tangible theoretically. A "member state" sees itself entirely as the bearer of a single civilization, while the "source" of each civilizational unit can be found in one or more "core states".(1) While the western civilization of our time originates from a North American and a German-French core, Latin American, Islamic and African civilization are without a core state. In addition, "lonely countries" such as Ethiopia, Haiti or Japan lack cultural links to other civilisations. (2)
Examples of "torn states: Sudan, Kemalist Turkey, Tsarist Russia since Peter the Great. Thesis: Never in the history of cultures has it been possible to bring "artificial" references to civilization under the aegis of political leadership. (3)
Brocker I 847
Civilization in the singular: as (...) a principle of commonalities, states should formulate shared values and principles in order to promote "civilization in the singular, i.e. civilized life" (4). See Culture/Huntington.
1. Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, New York 1996. Dt.: Samuel P. Huntington, Kampf der Kulturen. Die Neugestaltung der Weltpolitik im 21. Jahrhundert, München/Wien 1998 (zuerst 1996).S. 211
2. Ebenda S. 213
3. Ebenda S. 218.
4. Ebenda S. 528
Philipp Klüfers/Carlo Masala, „Samuel P. Huntington, Kampf der Kulturen“, in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Samuel P. Huntington
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order New York 1996
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018