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World Ordering: A Social Theory of Cognitive Evolution

World Ordering: A Social Theory of Cognitive Evolution

by Emanuel Adler


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ISBN-13: 9781108412674
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2019
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations , #150
Pages: 397
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Emanuel Adler is the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, and Honorary Professor at the University of Copenhagen. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the European Academy of Sciences. His publications include Security Communities (co-edited with Michael Barnett, Cambridge, 1998) and International Practices (co-edited with Vincent Pouliot, Cambridge, 2011).

Table of Contents

Prologue. The crux of the matter; Part I. Social Constructivism as Cognitive Evolution: 1. Samurai crabs and international social orders; 2. Evolutionary ontology: from being to becoming; 3. Evolutionary epistemology; 4. Practices, background knowledge, communities of practice, social orders; Part II. Cognitive Evolution Theory and International Social Orders: 5. International social orders; 6. Cognitive evolution theory: social mechanisms and processes; 7. Agential social mechanisms; 8. Creative variation; 9. Selective retention; 10. Better practices and bounded progress; Epilogue: world ordering.