Challenges of Western democracies in the post-Cold War era
The main task of this research is to demonstrate that the inherently imperialist nature of Western democracies has provoked the rise of Islamic radicalism in the post Cold-War era. This paper specifically illustrates that imperialism, a purely Western invention, has engineered the crisis that is to be witnessed in Western democracies in the post-Cold War era. First, this research insists that the imperialist behavior Western democracies have maintained toward non-Westerners over time has generated resentment and provoked the rise of radical movements, and especially of Islamic radicalism. Second, it suggests that the competitive nature and the time dedicated to the pursuit of power politics has deprived the Western democracies from their ability to face the Islamic threat by building a transnational coalition. Although this research analyzes the political, social, and cultural issues that have developed within the Western democracies in the post-Cold War era, it does not intend to generate hypothesis extracted from the analysis of numerous tables, figures, or extensive data. This project rather offers explanations and unexplored strategies based on observation, personal experience, and the comparative analysis of Western democratic systems, and what lessons they could learn from each other.
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Sadri, Houman A.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Democracy; Islamic countries -- Relations -- Europe; Islamic countries -- Relations -- United States; Terrorism
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Siou, Aurelie-Laure, "Challenges of Western democracies in the post-Cold War era" (2005). HIM 1990-2015. 480.