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Images of Gramsci

Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations, 1st Edition

Edited by Andreas Bieler, Adam Morton


216 pages

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A comprehensive reassessment of the relevance of Gramsci’s theory and practice at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Whilst commentaries on Antonio Gramsci and arguments surrounding his political and intellectual legacy have proliferated, little attention has been hitherto directed to linking the connections and contentions between Political Theory and International Political Economy. This volume brings together leading authorities engaged in common debates to produce, for the first time, a major collection that clarifies, addresses, and lays bare the manifest connections and contentions within political and international theory surrounding the legacy of Antonio Gramsci.

In Part I, scholars examine various approaches to Gramsci’s thought, including his methodological principles, the specific conception of civil society he offers, his writings on war and cultural struggle, the spatial dimension of his thinking, and his philosophy of history. Part II focuses on very new developments in Gramsci scholarship concerning the questioning of contemporary world order. This includes reflections on his relevancy to issues of globalising capitalism, transformations in the state, revolutionary praxis, orientalism and empire, as well as European regionalism.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. (CRISPP)

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Political Theory to Political Economy Part I: Approaches to Gramsci 1. Gramsci and the Secret of Father Brown 2. Language, Agency and Hegemony: A Gramscian Response to Post-Marxism 3. Gramsci as a Spatial Theorist 4. Gramsci, Machiavelli and Political Realism 5. Gramsci, Wars and Cultural Struggle A Double Reading of Gramsci Part II. World Order in Question 6. Towards an Intellectual Reformation: The Critique of Common Sense and the Forgotten Revolutionary Project of Gramscian Theory 7. Reading Gramsci in an Era of Globalising Capitalism 8. Gramsci and Globalisation: From Nation-State to Transnational Hegemony 9. Gramsci and Left Managerialism 10. Islam, Orientalism and Empire: A Gramscian Re-Reading 11. The European Union and Global Capitalism: Historical Materialism and European Integration

About the Series

RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.

The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:

  • Field-defining theoretical advances in International Political Economy
  • Novel treatments of key issue areas, both historical and contemporary, such as global finance, trade, and production
  • Analyses that explore the political economic dimensions of relatively neglected topics, such as the environment, gender relations, and migration
  • Accessible work that will inspire advanced undergraduates and graduate students in International Political Economy.

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Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s

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