La Alianza de CivilizacionesUn paradigma en construcción

  1. Rodríguez-Prieto, Rafael
Universitas: Revista de Filosofía, Derecho y Política

ISSN: 1698-7950

Year of publication: 2012

Issue: 15

Pages: 173-192

Type: Article

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The Alliance of civilizations is an initiative proposed by the President of the Government of Spain at the 59th General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005. It was co-sponsored by the Turkish Prime Minister. The initiative seeks to motivate international action against terrorism through the forging of international and intercultural dialogue. The theory of Alliance of civilizations is a big effort to improve the relations among countries and cultures. It represents a step forward respect to Huntington's theory. But the Alliance of civilizations could make similar mistakes that Huntington's theory. I attempt to seek a dynamic interpretation of AC based on a complex and dynamic idea of identity, a universalization of democratic behaviour and intercultural respect within the framework of human rights.