PhD (Queen's); MA, BA (Carleton)
Arts and Science
International Relations (IR theory, IPE, critical theory, philosophy of social science, evolution of the field, neogramsican IR), Middle Eastern Politics (the Kurdish question, neoimperialism and post-colonialism, Canada and the Middle East, Turkey and Afghanistan).
Born and raised near Ottawa, Professor Wayne Cox has undergraduate degrees in Political Science and History from Carleton University, an MA in Political Science from Carleton University, and a PhD in Political Studies from Queen’s University. He was an Assistant Professor in Politics and Economics at Royal Military College of Canada in the late 1990's before joining Political Studies at Queen’s in 2001. His PhD research was on the Kurdish question in Turkey. His most recent book is the 2010 UBC Press co-edited volume Locating Global Order: American Power and Canadian Security after 9/11, (with Bruno Charbonneau). He also has an interest in post-positivist and critical international relations theory -- for example, the co-edited (with Claire Turenne Sjolander) Beyond Positivism: Critical Reflections on International Relations (Lynne Rienner, 1994). He has also published on identity and globalization in the International Political Economy Yearbook series (Lynne Rienner, 1998), the Kurdish question, hegemony and world order, conflict in the Middle East, Canada/US defence relations, Canadian defence policy, and IR scholarship. When not researching or teaching, he has passions for kayaking, writing and recording music, and playing the guitar.
POLS 261 International Politics (Fall 2022)
POLS 395 Topics in International Political Economy (Winter 2023)
POLS 468 The International Relations of the Middle East (Winter 2023)
POLS 860 & POLS 960 International Relations - Field Course (Winter 2023)
- Graduate Fellowship Committee
- Field Convenor (International Relations)
Locating Global Order: American Power and Canadian Security after 9/11 , (with Bruno Charbonneau, eds.), UBC Press, Vancouver, 2010.
Beyond Positivism: Critical Reflections on International Relations (1994), Claire Turenne Sjolander & Wayne S. Cox (eds.), Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder Co.
Wayne S. Cox and Kim Richard Nossal, “The ‘crimson’ world: the Anglo-core, the post-Imperial non-core, and the hegemony of American IR”, from International Relations Scholarship Around the World, Arlene Tickner and Ole Weaver (eds.), Routledge, London, 2009.
Bruno Charbonneau and Wayne S. Cox, “Global Order, US Hegemony and Military Integration: The Canadian-American Defense Relationship”, from International Political Sociology, Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2008.
Wayne S. Cox and Claire Turenne Sjolander, "Damage Control and the Politics National Defence", from Leslie A. Pal (ed.), How Ottawa Spends 1998-99: Balancing Act: The Post-Deficit Mandate, Oxford University Press.
Wayne S. Cox and Claire Turenne Sjolander, "The Global Village and the Global Ghetto: Realism, Structural Materialism, and Agency in Globalization", from Constituting International Political Economy:IPE Yearbook 10 , Tetreault, M.A., Denemark, B., Thomas, K. and Burch, K. (eds.), Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1997.