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Department
Political Science
Course
Political Science 1020E
Professor
Nigmendra Narain
Semester
Summer

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Twenty­First­Century World Order  The ‘new world order’ and its fate The ‘war on terror’ and beyond • A variety of theories have been advanced to explain the advent of global, or  transnational terrorism and the nature of the ‘war on terror’ • The most influential and widely discussed of these is Samuel Huntington’s theory  of a clash of civilizations o Huntington argued that the major civilizations would become, in the  absence of the East­West ideological conflict and in reaction to  globalization, the principal actors in world affairs • Such analysis contrasted sharply with the expectation of ‘end of history’ theorists  such as Francis Fukuyama o That politico­cultural divisions would narrow and ultimately evaporate as  all parts of the world converged around support for liberal­democratic  values and systems • Huntington particularly warned about the likelihood of conflict between China  and the West, and between the West and Islam • According to Robert Cooper, the East­West confrontation of the old world order  has given way to a world divided into 3 parts: o In the ‘premodern’ world, by which Cooper meant those post­colonial  states that have benefited neither from political stability nor from  economic development, chaos reigns o In the ‘modern’ world, states continue to be effective and are fiercely  protective of their own sovereignty  o In the ‘postmodern’ world, which Cooper associated primarily with  Europe and the EU, states have evolved ‘beyond’ power politics  and have  abandoned war as a means of maintaining security  o Cooper acknowledged that a kind of ‘new’ imperialism may be the only  way of bringing order to chaos  • Bush doctrine: The doctrine, outlined by President George W. Bush in 2002, that  the USA had a right to treat states that harbor, or give aid to, terrorists as terrorists  themselves  Fro
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