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Approaches to World Order

Approaches to World Order

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International Relations

Timothy J. Sinclair, Harold K. Jacobsen
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  • Date Published: May 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521466516

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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.

    • Brings together the best essays of a star name in international relations and international political economy
    • Introductory essays by Cox and Sinclair put the essays into intellectual and historical perspective for the student
    • Useful teaching tool for upper level undergraduate and graduate students of IR and political economy
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… 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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521466516
    • length: 572 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 37 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Robert W. Cox, York University, Toronto


    Timothy J. Sinclair, University of Warwick


    Timothy J. Sinclair, Harold K. Jacobsen

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