By Dominique Moisi
The 1st booklet to show and examine the far-reaching emotional influence of globalization.
In his celebrated 1993 ebook The conflict of Civilizations, political scientist Samuel Huntington argued that the elemental resource of clash within the post–Cold struggle global wouldn't be basically ideological or financial, yet cultural. within the Geopolitics of Emotion Dominique Moïsi, a number one authority on foreign affairs, demonstrates that our post-9/11 global has turn into divided via greater than cultural fault strains among international locations and civilizations. Moïsi brilliantly chronicles how the geopolitics of this day is characterised by means of a “clash of emotions,” and the way cultures of worry, humiliation, and wish are reshaping the world.
Moïsi contends that either the us and Europe were ruled through fears of the “other” and in their lack of a countrywide id and objective. rather than being united through their fears, the dual pillars of the West are extra frequently divided through them—or, particularly, through sour debates over how most sensible to confront or go beyond them. For Muslims and Arabs, the combo of old grievances, exclusion from the commercial boon of globalization, and civil and spiritual conflicts extending from their homelands to the Muslim diaspora have created a tradition of humiliation that's quick devolving right into a tradition of hatred. in the meantime, Asia has been in a position to pay attention to construction a greater destiny and seizing the industrial initiative from the American-dominated West and so making a new tradition of hope.
Do those feelings characterize underlying cultural trends attribute of specific areas and populations this present day? How will those various feelings impression the political, social, and cultural conflicts that roil our global? How can the West go beyond its worry and steer clear of sliding into protectionism or militarism? What can the Muslim global do to beat is legacy of humiliation? Will China and India have the capacity to hold their prestige because the cultures of desire? And what is going to the impact of the realm fiscal predicament be? by way of delineating the need of confronting feelings to appreciate our altering international and interpreting the using feelings at the back of our cultural changes, The Geopolitics of Emotion provides a provocative new viewpoint on globalization.