Against Islamophobia: Quantitative Analyses of Global Terrorism, World Political Cycles and Center Periphery Structures

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Nova Publishers, 2007 - Political Science - 225 pages
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In this book, the author presents optimistic, socio-liberal conclusions about Islam in the world system. Countering some alarmist voices in the West, neither migration nor Muslim culture are to be blamed for the contemporary crisis, but the very nature of unequal capitalist accumulation and dependency that is at the core of the world capitalist system. For one, the analysis is based on current thinking on Kondratiev waves of world political development inherent in recent work by IIASA and the NATO Institute for Advanced Studies. Analyses are also presented on the framework of the debate on cross-national determinants of human well-being in the world system. While the author is cautiously optimistic about a socio-liberal, non-interventionist policy alternative, he has come to the conclusion that present patterns of global governance, modeled around the neo-liberal Washington Consensus and American hyperpower, are doomed for failure. A new, socio-liberal global consensus on global migration, global order and global governance could emerge instead.
 

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Contents

RETHINKING KONDRATIEV CYCLES
1
KONDRATIEV CYCLES AND GLOBAL CONFLICT
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THE DELEGITMIZATION OF THE CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL ORDER AGENDA SETTING AND THE LIMITS OF US SUPERPOWER
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GLOBAL TERRORISM AND THE KONDRATIEV CYCLE
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REANALYZING THE CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL CRISIS DEPENDENCY THE MUSLIM WORLD AND GLOBAL MIGRATION
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RESULTS FOR THE EFFECTS OF MUSLIM POPULATION AS A PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL POPULATION
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RESULTS FOR THE EFFECTS OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE
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RESULTS FOR THE EFFECTS OF MIGRATION RATES AND MEMBERSHIP IN THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE
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DISCUSSION
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ARE WORLD CULTURES REALLY THAT DIFFERENT?
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POLITICAL CONCLUSIONS
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DOCUMENTATION OF THE MAIN CROSSNATIONAL QUANTITATIVE RESULTS
105
LITERATURE AND DATA SOURCES
139
SUBJECT INDEX
207
AUTHOR INDEX
219
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