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Innovation and Transformation in International Studies - Stephen Gill

Innovation and Transformation in International Studies

By: Stephen Gill (Editor), James H. Mittelman (Editor)

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Published: 28th June 1997
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This book explores the nature of, and conditions for, theoretical innovation in international studies. Highlighting classic and new research problems, this collection of critically minded, original essays pushes international relations scholarship in uncharted directions. Bridging social theory and international relations theory, it searches for sources of intellectual innovation in the everyday lives of ordinary people. The seventeen contributors are drawn from four continents and include such leading scholars as Richard Falk, James Rosenau, Yoshikazu Sakamoto, and Susan Strange. Although a diverse group, they find the contemporary world order is in the throes of a structural transformation, which can be partly understood in terms of emancipation: the self-actualisation of human potential and community that looks beyond the current era in which neo-liberal globalisation is dominant, to a more democratic and just world order.

List of contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xxi
Rethinking and remaking the roots of global social and political theory
Transformation and innovation in the study of world orderp. 5
Consciousness, myth and collective action: Gramsci, Sorel and the ethical statep. 25
The critical realist tradition and the demystification of interstate power: E. H. Carr, Hedley Bull and Robert W. Coxp. 39
Ibn Khaldun and world orderp. 56
Political economy: the social and ecological anatomy of transformation
Ecology, political economy and the counter-movement: Karl Polanyi and the second great transformationp. 75
Braudelian reflections on economic globalisation: the historian as pioneerp. 90
Social forces and international political economy: joining the two IRsp. 105
Transnational class formation and state formsp. 115
Transformation, innovation and emancipation in global political and civil society
Globalisation and contested common sense in the United Statesp. 138
The silent revolution and the weapons of the weak: transformation and innovation from belowp. 153
Frantz Fanon, race and world orderp. 170
Whose crisis? Early and post-modern masculinismp. 185
Reflections on global order in the twenty-first century
Civil society and democratic world orderp. 207
Imposing global orders: a synthesised ontology for a turbulent erap. 220
The problem or the solution? Capitalism and the state systemp. 236
Rethinking innovation in International Studies: global transformation at the turn of the millenniump. 248
Referencesp. 264
Index of namesp. 288
Index of subjectsp. 291
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ISBN: 9780521591058
ISBN-10: 0521591058
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 28th June 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.6