Realists identify world politics as a trans-historical and trans-geographical struggle for power, and that in this context Thucydides’ dictum that, “the strong do what they have the power to do and the weak accept what they have to accept” (where strength and weakness are calculated by military capabilities) is the stark and universal truth (Schmidt, 2007; Thucydides, 1972, p. 402). Ben Gurion states the essential problem in Israel/Palestine: “we and they want the same thing: We both want Palestine. And that is the fundamental conflict.” (Shlaim, 2001, p. 18) For both Israelis and Palestinians it is nationalist conflict, there is a clear reason in the action of both parties, a territorially secure state. Yet, both Israel and Hamas seem to accept that negotiation is the eventual end through which to meet their nationalist ends (Hroub, 2006; Shlaim, 2001). However, until negotiation occurs both parties see a military capacity accumulation as an
Based on the ideas of Karl Marx, the conflict theory focuses on the inequalities between groups. The inequalities create tension and the oppressed group searches for ways to close the gap. That creates even higher tensions as the wealthier worry about the livelihood or power. Research shows that conflict and racism is more likely when people are pessimistic about the economy. In other words, people are less likely to feel threatened by others when they are optimistic about the future of the economy (Filindra, p.
The obvious answer would be No because Ibn Khaldun did not think that a society will always be remain harmonious because there will always be conflicts in a society. As conflicts is inevitable. Moreover, the difference between conflict theory and Ibn Khaldun is that, conflict theory neglected that full cooperation is needed within the society. For example the capitalists need the working class to work in their factory so that the production will run smoothly and more goods to produce. While the working class need the capitalist because they need income in return of their hard work.
The study of social science is concerned about how relationships are built and established between man and his material world. This type of relationship that exists in social phenomena is what Marxist termed as “class conflict or struggle”. Right from the historical existence the way the society is formed or structured, only few groups of people have the opportunities ‘to enjoy and owns the “means of production of goods”, while other groups look for a strategic way to survive. Consciously or unconsciously this thought dominates the heart of every human
An Islamic dictator trying to force religion and his republic onto unwilling citizens of Iran: this is the childhood of Marjane Satrapi. Imperialism is presented in the story by the constant recapitulation of Iran’s history, and its current(as of the time of the story) state. Social class and gender roles are made evident in the dialogue of the graphic novel. Ultimately, the reader’s view of these three things is affected by Marjane’s perspective. Imperialism is represented in the image by the analogy of the octopus.
What Goes Around Comes Around In Mohsin Hamid’s postcolonial novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the Pakistani writer challenges and questions the colonial stereotypes after 9/11; “[It is] the story of an ambitious Pakistani immigrant disenchanted with American life […], [Hamid’s first novel] is a significant literary intervention in both form and content” (Singh 149). The juxtapositions between East and West came into greater focus after the tragedy that struck the United States of America at its heart. Therefore, this relentless battle between East and West in Hamid’s novel will be the main focus of this essay, offering a critical discourse analysis of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The narrator, who performs a dramatic monologue, in Hamid’s
He alleged that conflict in a society is ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘abnormal’. Society on the whole is integrated and functionally stable. Men are hostile by nature and have a soaring potential to hurdle the integration of society. On the contrary, Mills, 1959; Dahrendorf, 1959; Bernard, 1957 and Coser, 1956; presented the contrasting views about conflict as compared to Parsons. In his book, ‘The Functions of Social Conflict’, Lewis Coser (1956) focused on the role of healthy conflict in the society.
SECTION-I: INTRODUCTION “The Struggle for Legitimacy in Pakistan” by Louis D. Hayes was first published in 1986 by Vanguard Books Limited, Lahore. The book traces the problems associated with the political development of Pakistan and in doing so, it locates, identifies and then evaluates the factors that have contributed to the development of the country’s political institutions. It also examines the relationship among Islamic values, political organization and further on, the public policy of Pakistan. The three constitutions have also been analyzed in the context of their formulation, implementation, amendment and exploitation. The book is basically a study to determine the reasons why the political system of Pakistan-repeatedly regarded
Reluctant fundamentalist is written by Mohsin Hamid a Pakistani-American novelist who has made the character of protagonist a Glocal one, (a mixture of global and local) this is a term recently coined by postcolonial writers to show the ever clashing mixture of local and global dualities in immigrant’s self personality. I am discussing how the people in totally alien culture are with different predicaments, dilemmas as well as contradictions threatening their self identity. In the line with Edward Said’s: “the east writes back” this line shows how Reluctant Fundamentalist is a reaction to the discourse of colonization from Pakistani side (stand for East) and welcomes decolonization. Introduction: Mohsin Hamid, a Postcolonial writer deals with the issue of identity, hybridity, subaltern culture, mimicry, indigenous colonialist and superiority in Reluctant Fundamentalist. These result from the interaction among Erica, a white American woman, Changez, Pakistani Muslim and Chris, an ex-boyfriend of Erica in the
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