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Analyzing the relationship between globalization and cultures is the core objective of this volume. In it leading experts track cultural trends in all regions of the world, covering issues ranging from the role of cultural difference in politics and governance to heritage conservation, artistic expression, and the cultural industries. The book also includes a data section that consolidates the recently commenced but still inchoate work of cultural indicators.

Europe versus America: A Growing Clash within the West?
Europe versus America: A growing clash within the west?

There has been much talk since 9/11 about how the ‘clash of civilizations’ posited by Huntington is really a clash within Islam. But is there a clash within the West as well? This essay looks at that growing clash between America and Europe. Though contrasting cultures of belief and disbelief might mark the most dramatic difference between America and Europe today there are other dimensions of the divide as well. Essentially this clash within the West arises from two different cultural systems that are coming to grips with geo-political shifts, globalization and technological revolution in divergent ways. A largely aging, post-nationalist, secular, social and satisfied Europe proposes to ...

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