1. A world of civilization -- The new era in world politics -- Civilization in history and today -- A universal civilization? Modernization and Westernization -- 2. The shifting balance of civilizations -- The fading of the West: power, culture, and indigenization -- Economics, demography, and the challenger civilizations -- 3. The emerging order of civilizations -- The cultural reconfiguration of global politics -- Core states, concentric circles, and civilization shifting -- 4. Clashes of civilizations -- The West and the rest: intercivilizational issues -- The global politics of civilizations -- From transition wars to fault line wars -- The dynamics of fault line wars -- 5. The future of civilizations -- The West, civilizations and civilization.