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.
About the Series
The last decade has seen rapid and fundamental change in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Although there has been considerable academic comment on these changes over the years, detailed empirical and theoretical research on the transformation of the post-Soviet space is only just beginning to appear as new paradigms are developed to explain change. Post-Soviet Politics is a series focusing on the politics of change in the states of the former USSR. The series publishes original work that blends theoretical development with empirical research on post-Soviet politics. The series includes work that progresses comparative analysis of post-Soviet politics, as well as case study research on political change in individual post-Soviet states. The series features original research monographs, thematically strong edited collections and specialized texts. Uniquely, this series brings together the complete spectrum of work on post-Soviet politics, providing a voice for academics world wide.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy