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The New Realism

Perspectives on Multilateralism and World Order

  • Robert W. Cox

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Realities

  3. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Hassan Hanafi
      Pages 109-123
    3. Satish Chandra
      Pages 124-144
    4. Hongying Wang
      Pages 145-161
  4. Dynamics

  5. Reconsiderations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Robert W. Cox
      Pages 245-262
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-275

About this book


The new realism differs from Cold War neorealism by including a broad range of non-state forces, peoples' and social movements, that challenge the exclusive dominance of states and the global economy in the making of future world order. The resurgence of civilisations brings a variety of perspectives to interpreting the present and imagining the future. Medium-term factors influence this mix of forces: the uncertainties of US policy, the fragmentation of the former Soviet Union, global social polarisation, and a new form of people-based regionalism.


Cold War community cooperation culture dynamics economy gender global economy political economy realism state Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) war world order

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert W. Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.York UniversityCanada

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