Building on his seminal contributions to the field, Robert W. Cox engages with the major themes that have characterized his work over the past three decades, and the main topics which affect the globalized world at the start of the twentieth-century. This new volume by one of the world's leading critical thinkers in international political economy addresses such core issues as global civil society, power and knowledge, the covert world, multilateralism, and civilizations and world order. With an introductory essay by Michael Schechter which addresses current critiques of Coxian theory, the author enters into a stimulating dialogue with critics of his work.
Timely, provocative and original, this book is a major contribution to international political economy and is essential reading for all students and academics in the field.
'Cox is an eccentric in the best English sense of the word, a loner, a fugitive from intellectual camps of victory, both Marxist and liberal.' - The late Susan Strange
1. Critiques of Coxian Theory2. Reflections and Transitions 3. Vico Then and Now 4. Universality, Power and Morality 5. Power and Knowledge: Towards a new ontology of world order 6. Civil Society at the Turn of the Millennium: Prospects of an alternative world order 7. The Covert World 8. Civilizations: Encounters and transformations 9. Conceptual Guidelines for a Plural World 10. Civilizations and World Order
For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.
The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:
James Brassett – Warwick
Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School
Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s