This illuminating book explores the neo-Gramscian school of international political economy and their conceptualization of global hegemony, and furthers these by looking at how the often fragmented society of post-Communist Russia can provide insight into the nature and workings of neo-liberal global hegemony. The volume illustrates how historically Russia has been a unique case in rejecting Western-inspired hegemonic projects. It outlines how successive governments since the fall of the Soviet Union have attempted, often unsuccessfully, to integrate Russia into the global economy, and identifies the multitude of ideological contestation within Russia. It will prove a useful addition to the literature on both post-Communist Russian studies and international political economy.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: Russia's place in the global political economy; Hegemony and international political economy; Neoliberalism and globalisation; Hegemony in the Soviet Union; Russia under Yeltsin: neoliberalism and minimum hegemony; Russian social movements after the fall: Russian responses to neoliberal hegemony; Russia under Putin: passive revolution and Trasformismo; Bibliography; Index.
Owen Worth is Lecturer of International Relations in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland.