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Identities and Conflicts : The Mediterranean - Furio Cerutti

Identities and Conflicts

The Mediterranean

By: Furio Cerutti (Editor, Foreword by), Rodolfo Ragionieri (Editor, Foreword by)

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Identities and Conflicts is about the role of cultural and political identities in generating (or settling) conflicts. It attempts both to work out a theoretical frame of reference and to analyze the Mediterranean as a case study. The contributors examine the transformation of religion in Western and non-Western societies, and the evolution of religious identity as an essential component of political identity in non-Western Mediterranean countries.

List of contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Identity, Modernity and Secularizationp. 7
Political Identity and Conflict: A Comparison of Definitionsp. 9
The Emergence of Identityp. 9
The Limits of "Identity"p. 10
"Identity" as a Philosophy of History?p. 13
Political Identity between the Mirror and the Wallp. 15
Identity and Myth: An Indispensable Link?p. 18
Ethnic Conflictp. 19
What Is the Destiny of National Identity?p. 21
Identity between Memory and Projectp. 26
Passing of an Epochp. 26
An Information Society?p. 29
New Inequalitiesp. 34
Referencesp. 39
The Social Forms of Religion in Western Societies at the End of the Twentieth Centuryp. 41
Introductionp. 41
The Social Forms of Religionp. 45
The "Privatized" Social Form of Religionp. 48
Historical Context of the Development of Contemporary Fundamentalist Movementsp. 55
Introductionp. 55
Fundamentalist Movements and the Westp. 56
The Crisis of Modernity and the Growth of Fundamentalist Movementsp. 60
Fundamentalist Movements and Social Processesp. 63
Fundamentalist and Protest Movements in the United Statesp. 69
Politics and Religions in the Mediterraneanp. 79
Fragmentation and Order in the Mediterranean Areap. 81
Times and Spacesp. 81
Six Hypotheses on International Politics after the Cold Warp. 86
The Mediterranean after the Cold Warp. 89
A Global Perspective on the Mediterraneanp. 94
Fundamentalism and Conflicts in the Mediterraneanp. 102
Introductionp. 102
Persisting Ethnic and Territorial Conflictsp. 104
The Root Causes of Secular/Islamist Dichotomy in the Mediterranean Regionp. 105
The Shattering of Traditional Muslim Societiesp. 106
Muslim Response to the Shock of Defeatp. 107
Early Reforms in the Muslim Worldp. 108
Islam and the Left: Patterns of Mutual Impactp. 110
Rising Expectations and Unfulfilled Promisesp. 112
External Influencesp. 113
Islamism and the Risk of Conflict Across the Mediterraneanp. 115
Conclusions and Outlookp. 117
The Middle East: Society, State and Religionp. 121
Introductory Remarksp. 121
An Outline of the Arab State Systemp. 121
State Sovereignty and Pan-Arabismp. 123
Identity, Ethnicity and Fragmented Societiesp. 124
Governance and Authoritarian Statesp. 125
And the Place of Religion?p. 126
The Awaited Arab Bismarck as a Secularised Islamic Imamp. 128
Islamic Fundamentalism and the Double Crisisp. 129
Conclusionsp. 132
Orthodoxy in Balkan Political Conflictsp. 135
Introductory Remarksp. 135
A Note on the Theoretical Frameworkp. 137
Ethnification of Politics and Serbian Orthodoxyp. 138
A Peculiar Re-awakening of the Sacredp. 141
Structuring Framework of the Role of Serbian Orthodoxy in Recent Political Conflictsp. 143
Dynamics of the Politicization of Orthodoxy: From Nationalist Vanguard to Nationalist Rearguardp. 150
Points of Tensions in Serbian Orthodoxyp. 151
Dissent in Serbian Orthodoxyp. 152
Conclusions and Some Difficult Questionsp. 154
Islam Today: Social and Political Prospectsp. 161
Catholics of Eastern Rite in the Arab World: Search for Identity and Opening Up to Diversityp. 167
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780333800911
ISBN-10: 0333800915
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 13th March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1