Is There a Clash of Civilizations? Evidence from Patterns of International Conflict Involvement, 1946-97

  title={Is There a Clash of Civilizations? Evidence from Patterns of International Conflict Involvement, 1946-97},
  author={Giacomo Chiozza},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={711 - 734}
  • Giacomo Chiozza
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Peace Research
  • This article offers an empirical test of Huntington's thesis in The Clash of Civilizations. Huntington argues that states belonging to different civilizations will have a higher propensity to be involved in international conflict. This effect should be more prominent in the post-Cold War period. The civilization factor should also interact with membership in different Cold War blocs, border contiguity, regime type, and levels of modernization, magnifying or depressing the basic effects of these… CONTINUE READING
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