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Professor Michael Cox

mCox_large Professor Michael Cox is Founding Co-Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at LSE.  He has held appointments at The Queen's University of Belfast (1972-1995), California State University at San Diego (1986), The College of William and Mary in Virginia (1987-1989), the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth (1995-2001), The Catholic University of Milan (2003-2008), the University of Melbourne (2004-2005), and the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies in Canberra, Australia (2004-2008). »|


Latest News

  • IDEAS Public Lecture Series on "Asia Rising?"
    The great defining debate of the 21st century now seems to revolve around one fundamental question: will the future belong to the new rising powers of Asia revolving around the great economic power-house called China or the old Transatlantic powers of the West still led by the United States? LSE IDEAS launches a series of public lectures in the coming Lent Term to explore the dynamism of two great powers, featured speakers including Michael Cox, John Ikenberry, Arne Westad,Jonathan Fenby, Isabel Hilton and Simon Hix.
  • Professor Michael Cox will deliver the Clifford Barclay Memorial Lecture
    On Tuesday 19th November, LSE IDEAS Founding Co-Director Professor Michael Cox will deliver a public lecture entitled 'Power Shift? The Rise of the Rest and the Decline of the West: facts, myths and economists'. LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun will be Chairing this event.
  • Millennium Conference: Rethinking the Standard(s) of Civilisation(s) in International Relations
    The theme of this year’s conference will focus on the standard(s) of civilisation(s) in International Relations. In recent years, there has been a renewed scholarly interest in the concept of ‘the standard of civilisation’ in examining international norms, practices and policies entrenched in world politics, including international law, human rights, the status of women, good governance and globalisation, global markets, the EU policy of ‘membership conditionality’, and state-building.

Latest Publications 

  • Cox, Michael (2013) Fighting for Freedom: promoting Democracy the American Way’, Harvard International Review. Spring. pp. 48-51. 
  • Cox, Michael and Barry Buzan (2013)  ‘China and the US: Comparable Cases of Peaceful Rise’ Chinese Journal  of International Politics.
  • Cox, Michael (2013) Too Big To Fail? : The Transatlantic Relationship from Bush to Obama. Global Policy, Volume 3, 1, pp. 71-78.
  • Cox,Michael (2013 eds) US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion: From Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama .ISBN 978-0-415-67980-0.  Routledge.
  • Cox, Michael (2012) Power Shifts, Economic Change and the Decline of the West. International Relations, Volume 26, No 4, pp. 369 - 383
  • Cox, Michael (2012) Report of the West’s demise and East’s rise are greatly exaggerated. Times Higher Education. 25 October. p.29  
  • Cox, Michael (2012) Introduction to International Relations. University of London Press. 194pp
  • Cox, Michael (2012) eds US Foreign Policy. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978 -0-19-958581-6. 482pp.
  • Cox, Michael and Stokes Doug, (eds.) (2012) U.S. Foreign Policy, 2nd Edition. OUP, Oxford. ISBN: 9780199585816
  • Cox, Michael (2011) Fred Halliday, Marxism and the Cold War. International Affairs, 8(5), pp.1107-1122.
  • Cox, Michael (2011) Power Shift and the Death of the West? Not Yet!. European Political Science, 10(3), pp.416-424.
  • Cox, Michael (2011) The uses and abuses of history: The end of the Cold War and Soviet collapse. International Politics, 48(4-5), pp.627-646.
  • Cox, Michael (2010) E.H. Carr and the Crisis of Twentieth-Century Liberalism: Reflections and Lessons. Millennium - Journal of International Studies, 38(3), pp.523-533.
  • Parmar, Inderjeet and Cox, Michael, (eds.) (2009) Soft power and US foreign policy: theoretical, historical and contemporary perspectives. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415492034
  • Cox, Michael and Kitchen, Nicholas (2009) Illusions of Empire and the spectre of decline. In: Parmar, Inderjeet and Miller, Linda B. and Ledwidge, Mark, (eds.) New directions in US foreign policy. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415777483