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Title: Global response to terrorism: Alliance of civilizations
Authors: Kapucu, Naim
Garayev, Vener
Arslan, Tolga
Keywords: Alliance of civilizations
Clash of civilizations
International conflicts
Global response
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Uludağ Üniversitesi
Citation: Kapucu, N. (2009). "Global response to terrorism: Alliance of civilizations". International Journal of Social Inquiry, 2(1), 3-15.
Abstract: We have observed several inter - and cross-boundary conflicts through last decades. The recent wave of such conflicts is characterized by the rise of terrorism that overlooks all possible boundaries and respects no international law. The call for an alliance of civilizations in response to intolerance and terrorism requires a committed effort by the international community, both by the state institutions and civil society organizations. These efforts can overcome prejudice, misconceptions, misperceptions, and polarization of the international community. This paper addresses dominant narratives in diverse societies, with the aim of providing an effective response to emerging threats to world peace emanating from hostile perceptions that foment violence. The paper discusses cooperation between various initiatives aiming to bridge these divisions in the international community. The paper also presents examples from institutional and civil society practices, from the international community that demonstrates the capabilities and willingness to cooperate for shared values. Alliance of Civilizations movement initiated and organized by Turkey and Spain governments is an example for such a practice from the international community.
Description: Earlier version of the paper presented at the 2nd İstanbul Democracy and Global Security Conference, June 14–16, 2007, İstanbul, Turkey.
ISSN: 1307-8364
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