Chaotic Politics, Chaotic Relationships

  • Mina Abbasiyannejad
  • Rosli Talif
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


Political conflicts have great potentiality for social conflicts in society. Reviewing history shows that political collisions have affected significantly the relationships between nations. Ian McEwan’s contemporary fiction is in fact demonstration of conflicts in the twentieth century, and this papers aims to introduce a novel picture of politics presented in contemporary fiction. This is achieved by observing the period when the stories take place, to identify the major political conflicts and then pinpointing major conflicts in relationships. Findings show how literature, as an influential factor on society, can highlight the almost invisible relation between world politics and nations’ relationships. The psychological effects of political conflicts can be long and protracted. They could emerge in diverse ways to prove the domination of victor over the vanquished.


World Politics Political Conflict Imitation Game Suicide Attack Century Individual 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.English Department, Faculty of Modern Languages and CommunicationUniversity Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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