Approaches to World Order

Approaches to World Order

Paperback Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Paperback)

By (author) Robert W. Cox, With Timothy J. Sinclair, Series edited by Steve Smith, Series edited by Thomas Biersteker, Series edited by Chris Brown, Series edited by Phil Cerny, Series edited by Alex Danchev, Series edited by Joseph M. Grieco, Series edited by John Groome, Series edited by Richard A. Higgott

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 572 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 37mm | 857g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521466512
  • ISBN 13: 9780521466516
  • Illustrations note: 3 b/w illus.
  • Sales rank: 1,020,161

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Robert Cox's writings have had a profound influence on recent developments in thinking in world politics and political economy in many countries. This book brings together for the first time his most important essays, grouped around the theme of world order. The volume is divided into sections dealing respectively with theory; with the application of Cox's approach to recent changes in world political economy; and with multilateralism and the problem of global governance. The book also includes a critical review of Cox's work by Timothy Sinclair, and an essay by Cox tracing his own intellectual journey. This volume will be an essential guide to Robert Cox's critical approach to world politics for students and teachers of international relations, international political economy, and international organisation.

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'... his past work and evolving ideas will surely continue to inspire and influence the work of a new generation of international political economists.' Susan Strange, New Political Economy '... for [those] who are simply interested in gaining a greater insight into one of the foremost scholars of political economy today, this volume will handsomely repay time spent consulting it.' Millennium

Table of contents

Part I. Overviews: 1. Beyond international relations theory: Robert W. Cox and approaches to world order Timothy J. Sinclair; 2. Influences and commitments; Part II. Theory: 3. The idea of international labour regulation; 4. Realism, positivism; 5. On thinking about future world order; 6. Social forces, states and world orders; 7. Gramsci, hegemony and international relations: an essay in method; 8. Towards a post-hegemonic conceptualisation of world-order: reflections on the relevancy of Ibn Khaldun; 9. 'Take six eggs': theory, finance, and the real economy in the work of Susan Strange; Part III. Interpretations: 10. The global political economy and social choice; 11. 'Real socialism' in historical perspective; 12. Structural issues of global governance: implications for Europe; 13. Middlepowermanship, Japan, and future world order; 14. Production and security; 15. Global perestroika; Part IV. Multilateralism: 16. The executive head: an essay on leadership in international organisation; 17. Decision making with Harold K. Jacobsen; 18. Ideologies and the new international economic order: reflection on some recent literature; 19. Labour and hegemony; 20. Labour and hegemony: a reply; 21. Multilateralism and world order; 22. Globalisation, multilateralism and democracy.