Foreword: Civilizational Revival in the Global Age Ahmet Davutoglu Introduction Fred Dallmayr, M. Akif Kayapinar and Ismail Yaylaci Part I: Geopolitics and World Order 1. Geopolitical Turmoil and Civilizational Pluralism Richard Falk 2. Civilization as Instrument of World Order? The Role of the Civilizational Paradigm in the Absence of a Balance of Power Hans Koechler 3. Power in the Analysis of World Orders Raymond Duvall and Cigdem Cidam 4. International Society, Cultural Diversity, and the Clash (or Dialogue) of Civilizations Chris Brown Part II: Eurocentrism and Cultural Difference 5.The Formative Parameters of Civilizations: A Theoretical and Historical Framework Ahmet Davutoglu 6.Western Democrats, Oriental Despots? S. Sayyid 7.The Ottoman Empire and the Global Muslim Identity in the Formation of Eurocentric World Order, 1815-1919 Cemil Aydin 8.Beyond the "Enlightenment Mentality": An Anthropocosmic Perspective Tu Weiming Part III: Liberalism, Global and Regional Orders 9.Globalization, Civilizations, and World Order Robert Gilpin 10.Liberalism of Restraint and Liberalism of Imposition: Liberal Values and World Order in the New Millennium Georg Sorensen 11.The Rise of a Neo-medieval Order in Europe Jan Zielonka 12.Illusions, Dreams and Nightmares: Japan, the United States, and the East Asian Renaissance in the First Decade of the New Century John Welfield
Fred Dallmayr is Packey J. Dee Professor Emeritus in philosophy and political science at the University of Notre Dame. Akif Kayapinar is assistant professor of political science and international relations at Istanbul Sehir University. Ismail Yaylaci is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Every so often a book comes our way which challenges us to think
outside the box. This rich collection of essays does just that.
Each author, while reflecting his own distinctive philosophical and
cultural standpoint, addresses two questions which go to the heart
of our current predicament. Given the steady decline of Western
political and cultural hegemony side by side with accelerating
globalization, what are the prospects of constructing a relatively
peaceful world order? Is civilizational difference part of the
problem or part of the solution? The answers are diverse, often
provocative, and invariably insightful. -- Joseph A. Camilleri, La
These chapters provide a single powerful message: to understand each other is often difficult and demanding, but it is by far the most profitable strategy for international politics. And it is ultimately intellectually rewarding. -- Daniele Archibugi, University of London