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Non-Western Reflection on Politics

Petr Drulák and Sárka Moravcová

Recent rise of the non-Western parts of the world makes the need for a genuine global dialogue more urgent than ever before. To take an effective part in it, the West needs to face a conceptual challenge. The Western understanding of the political world is based on such deeply ingrained concepts as power, politics, statecraft, cooperation, multilateralism, dependence, identity or human rights. The Westerners tend to wrongly assume that everyone else is bound to share these concepts. This book shows that the reality is different. Investigating African, Asian, Islamic and Latin American political thinking, the book introduces non-Western concepts of politics as well as non-Western readings of seemingly familiar Western concepts. By doing this, it points to the obstacles to the global dialogue as well as to opportunities which may be exploited.

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‘aqd 57, 68 Abderrahim, Souad 198 Abe, Shinzō 215 Absolute monarchy 60 Achour, Mohamed Fadhal ben 191 Achu, Simon Achidi 42-44, 51 Adh-Dhahabi, Muhammad 137,138 Afghanistan war 210, 228 Africa 14-15, 18, 39, 48, 53, 55, 108-118, 122, 165-167, 171, 174, 176, 181, 183, 221, 223-226, 228 Africa – governments 40 Africa – leaders 112, 112-113, 115 Africa – nationalists 114 Africa – North 55, 183, 194, 224 Africa – political culture 108, 109, 114, 119, 121-122 Africa – politics 15, 17, 36, 48, 50, 51, 108, 109, 122 Africa – rulers 110, 118 Africa – societies 17, 109 Africa – states 40, 196, 223 Africa – West 115, 176, 181 African studies 109 African studies – scholars 36 African Union 118 Agency 35, 36, 47, 50, 51, 60 Ahl al-kahf article 134 Ako-aya 42 Al-Azhar 192, 195 Al-Azhar – Grand Imam of 195 Al-Azhar – scholars 134, 137 Al-Banna, Hassan 133 Allende, Salvador 167, 171 Al-Nour Party 191 Al-Qaradawi, Yusuf 190 Altruism 147, 154, 157-159, 164 Al-Wasat 191 Amin, Samir 18, 166, 167, 170-172, 179 Anarchy 29, 205, 206 Ancestors 49, 50, 52, 111, 114 Ancientisation 116 Andalusia 130 Anglophone Cameroon 37, 46 Anglophone Cameroon – President Biya’s Youth 42 Anglophone Cameroon – South Cameroon Youth League 42 Angola 116 an-Nahda 184 Anthropomorphic fallacy 30 APEC 214, 216 Apter, Davvid 112, 117 Arab Charter on Human Rights 186 Arab League 186 Arab Spring 55, 139, 142, 183, 224, 225 Aristotle 13, 76 Arrighi, Giovanni 170, 177 ASEAN 153, 155, 156, 214, 216 Assimilationism 91, 115, 226 Assumptive project 95, 97 Asymmetric integration 173...

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