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He was cited as one of the intellectual leaders, along with Susan Strange , of the British School of International Political Economy [1] and was still active as a scholar after his formal retirement, writing and giving occasional lectures. He was professor emeritus of political science and social and political thought at York University.

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IR Theory: Problem-Solving Theory Versus Critical Theory?

This article studies the thoughts of Robert W. Cox regarding civilization. In s, Cox proposed about political conflict in Quebec based on Canadian civilization, including the issues on race, language, and religion. He proposed the concept of civilization after cold war because he disagreed with Samuel Huntington and Francis Fukuyama for putting an emphasis on political conflicts over structural economic and social relations. Arguably, the civilization conflict was formed since the Westphalian inter-state system and established by the Western nations. Thus, American Hegemony aiming to dominate of a one civilization in the 21 st Century is still clashed with Chinese civilization in Global Capitalism and Islamic civilization to counter the Western civilization.

We make these divisions, Cox wrote, in order to analyse the world and thus to produce practical knowledge of that world. It is not a stretch to suggest that the real social world of International Relations scholarship might also be approached as worthy of analysis and theory. Indeed, reflection on International Relations as theory appears in the field as part of the necessary and practical division of the complexity of the social and political world. Thus theory itself has long and often been treated as an object for theoretical reflection in International Relations. Indeed, the trope of problem-solving versus critical theory is asserted quite often in discussions of the status of theory in IR: for example, in A.

Robert W. Cox

Neo-Gramscianism applies a critical theory approach to the study of international relations IR and the global political economy GPE that explores the interface of ideas, institutions and material capabilities as they shape the specific contours of the state formation. The theory is heavily influenced by the writings of Antonio Gramsci. In this sense, the neo-Gramscian approach breaks the decades-old stalemate between the realist schools of thought and the liberal theories by historicizing the very theoretical foundations of the two streams as part of a particular world order and finding the interlocking relationship between agency and structure. The beginning of the neo-Gramscian perspective can be traced to York University professor emeritus Robert W. In his article, Cox demands a critical study of IR as opposed to the usual "problem-solving" theories, which do not interrogate the origin, nature and development of historical structures, but accept for example that states and the supposedly "anarchic" relationships between them as Kantian Dinge an sich. However, Cox disavows the label neo-Gramscian despite the fact that in a follow-up article he showed how Gramsci's thought can be used to analyze power structures within the GPE.

In this article we deal explicitly with the distinction as well as the dynamics between critical and problem-solving research. Based on a discussion of PhD work in sustainability studies, the overall aim is to stimulate critical problem-solving research for sustainability. In the past century, science was dominated by the view that its chief role was to study and solve problems and that these are the two means by which science, technology, education, and democratic societies progress Agre Typically, and as expressed by political scientist Robert Cox Cox a problem-solving approach takes the world as it is while critical research would question it in the quest for social change. We agree that although this distinction is analytically useful it is less relevant in sustainability research where scholars seek to solve complex human-environmental problems in the transition toward sustainable societies.

Robert W. It is common practice in academic disciplines to divide social reality into different spheres. This is a necessary exercise if practical knowledge is to be acquired. This implies that such a division cannot be sustained when the social reality changes. International Relations is a case in point. This division was relevant to the two centuries preceding the birth of IR as a discipline when the state with limited functions maintaining internal peace, external defence, managing the market was distinct from the civil society based on contract and market relations.

History, Structure, and World Orders

His work has opened up spaces for the critical reexamination of world order structures. It has reclaimed the realm of the social for a field that proclaimed the distinctiveness and inexorability of geopolitical calculations and machinations and showed how global structures reflect not simply the power of states, but the aspirations of contending social forces. To study world order along these lines would require a historical approach; it would also require scholars to recognize that theories of world order are themselves necessarily informed by divergent social purposes. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

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IR Theory: Problem-Solving Theory Versus Critical Theory?

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IR Theory: Problem-Solving Theory Versus Critical Theory?
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