This collection of original essays is the first attempt to explore the relationship between theoretical innovation in international studies and historical transformations. Leading scholars reflect on the flux, uncertainty and transformation of world orders, and sketch the contours of the emerging world order. The contributions revolve around four specific themes: the remaking of global theory; structural change in political economy and ecology in an age of globalization; social movements of transformation and emancipation; and reflection on world order in the next century.
Part I. Rethinking Remaking the Roots of Global Social and Political Theory: 1. Transformation and innovation in the study of world order Stephen Gill; 2. Consciousness, myth and collective action: Gramsci, Sorel and the ethical state Enrico Augelli and Craig N. Murphy; 3. Critical realism and the demystification of interstate power E. H. Carr, Hedley Bull and Robert W. Cox Richard Falk; 4. Ibn Khaldun and world order Mustapha Pasha; Part II. Political Economy: the Social and Ecological Anatomy of Transformation: 5. Ecology, political economy and the counter-movement: Karl Polanyi and the second great transformation Mitchell Bernard; 6. Braudelian reflections on economic globalisation: the historian as pioneer, Eric Helleiner; 7. Social forces and international political economy: joining the two IRs Jeffrey Harrod; 8. Transnational class formation and state forms Kees van der Pijl; Part III. Transformation, Innovation and Emancipation in Global Political and Civil Society: 9. Globalisation and contested common sense in the United States Mark Rupert; 10. The silent revolution and the weapons of the weak: transformation and innovation from below Fantu Cheru; 11. Frantz Fanon, decolonisation and the emerging world order Randolph Persaud; 12. Whose crisis? Early and post-modern masculinism V. Spike Peterson; Part IV. Reflections on Global Order in the Twenty-First Century: 13. Civil society and democratic world order Yoshikazu Sakamoto; 14. Imposing global order: a synthesised ontology for a turbulent era James N. Rosenau; 15. The problem or the solution? Capitalism and the state system Susan Strange; 16. Rethinking innovation in international studies: global transformation at the turn of the millennium James H. Mittelman.