How Attendant is the Theory of Inter-Civilisational Clashes within the EU` Eastern Neighbourhood?

  • Eugen LUNGU Titu Maiorescu University of Bucharest, Faculty of Social, Political and Humanistic Sciences
Keywords: the thesis of the clash between civilizations, EU`s Eastern Neighbourhood, the Ukrainian conflict, inter-civilizational conflict, Eastern Partnership, geopolitical fault line


Utilized as an ideological tool by state leaders, within the latest couple of decades, for the establishment of important action strategies, within the international arena, disavowed by impoartant representatives of the academia, Samuel Hungtington`s thesis about the clash between civilizations remains one noteworthy theoretical milestone in the realm of the security and geopolitical analyses. The Ukrainian conflict, through its confessional and ethnical structure of the diverging sides, has reopened, for the International Relations analysts, the debate regarding the accuracy of the thesis of the renowned political scientist. The article aims to analyze the degree in which the Ukrainian people, and other Eastern Neighbourhood people as well, through its cultural, religious and ethnic traits, is confronted with, or can be confronted with, in the forthcomming futurem with an inter-civilizational conflict, from the standpoint of Hungtington`s theory.


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How to Cite
LUNGU, E. (2018). How Attendant is the Theory of Inter-Civilisational Clashes within the EU` Eastern Neighbourhood?. LUMEN Proceedings, 3, 274-282.