For this ARGUMENTATIVE Research Paper, please argue against and refute Samuel P. Huntington 1993 Clash of Civilizations theory and please state how it is not relevant to today’s
civilizations. However, before you do, first you must provide a brief historical background about his theory (in 1 paragraph maximum).
Please provide a clear thesis that shows the position that you are taking, the position being in opposition to Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations theory.
Please argue against his theory politically, economically and culturally, in relation to today’s civilizations (21st century).
Please also argue against Huntington’s false beliefs towards the ISLAMIC/ARAB world in particular, in 1-2 pages max please.
The body paragraphs structure of this research paper should be:
-The opponent’s arguments
-Then Your position
-Then Your refutation
So please do not simply mention Huntington’s points and directly refute them. Instead, follow the structure mentioned above.
Please note that IN-TEXT citations (MLA style) and a WORKS CITED page are required. a Minimum of 7 Scholarly sources must be used. 2 sources that are in support of Huntington Theory, and 5 sources that are in CLEAR opposition to his Clash of Civilizations theory.
Please avoid using ".com" websites. You could use scholarly articles found on databases such as JSTOR, as well as, some academic journals.
The body paragraphs of this research paper should move from general information to specific information (deductive approach).
For one of the counterarguments against Huntington’s theory that you will use, please use Edward Said’s the myth of civilizations as a counterargument; as it is crucial to this paper.
Throughout the entire research paper please DO NOT use direct and lengthy quotes, if you do use quotations please cite them accurately according to the MLA style. Limit the usage of quotes to 2-3 brief quotations at the most. Paraphrasing is the more suitable option for this research paper please.
Finally, please conclude in 1-2 paragraphs by briefly re-stating your topic and why it is important, restate your thesis/claim, aIDress opposing viewpoints and explain why readers should align with your position, and finally, call for action or overview future research possibilites.