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The State and International Relations
1. What's at stake in the second state debate? Concepts and issues Part I. Traditional Theories of the State and International Relations: 2. Realism 3. Liberalism Part II. Recent SociologicalExpand
Historical Sociology
Emerging in the 1980s, maturing in the 1990s and taking-off in the 2000s, historical sociology has become a major feature of contemporary International Relations (IR) theory. However, the origins ofExpand
The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation
1. Countering the Eurocentric myth of the West: discovering the Oriental West Part I. The East as an Early Developer 2. Islamic and African pioneers: building the global economy in the Afro-Asian AgeExpand
1 Everyday IPE : revealing everyday forms of change in the world economy
[T]he period of relative calm in the world political economy in the second half of the 1980s was used by many scholars as an opportunity for strengthening the scholastic rigor of IPE withoutExpand
Everyday Politics of the World Economy
1. Introducing everyday IPE: decentring the discipline - revitalising the margins John M. Hobson and Leonard Seabrooke Part I. Regimes as Cultural Weapons of the Weak: 2. The agency of labour inExpand
Is critical theory always for the white West and for Western imperialism? Beyond Westphilian towards a post-racist critical IR
  • J. Hobson
  • Sociology
  • Review of International Studies
  • 1 April 2007
ABSTRACT In appraising critical IR theory after twenty-five years, this article begins by asking whether critical theory implicitly reinforces the ‘superiority’ of Western civilisation andExpand
States and Economic Development: A Comparative Historical Analysis
List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. 1. Introduction. Part I:. 2. The Rise of Europe I: State Formation and its Legacies, 800--1800. 3. The Rise of Europe II: State--Making andExpand
Part 1 – Revealing the Eurocentric foundations of IPE: A critical historiography of the discipline from the classical to the modern era
ABSTRACT In this article and in Part 2 I advance a ‘critical historiography’ of IPE which excavates to the deepest foundations of the discipline. For while I very much welcome Benjamin Cohen'sExpand
The Enduring Place of Hierarchy in World Politics: Tracing the Social Logics of Hierarchy and Political Change
Conventional wisdom maintains that since 1648 the international system has comprised states-as-like units endowed with Westphalian sovereignty under anarchy. And while radical globalization theoristsExpand