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Gramsci, Historical Materialism and International Relations : Cambridge Studies in International Relations - Stephen Gill

Gramsci, Historical Materialism and International Relations

Cambridge Studies in International Relations

By: Stephen Gill (Editor), Steve Smith (Editor), Thomas Biersteker (Editor), Chris Brown (Editor), Phil Cerny (Editor)

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Published: 17th May 1993
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The essays collected here relate the writings of Antonio Gramsci and others to the contemporary reconstruction of historical materialist theories of international relations. The contributors analyze the contradiction between globalizing and territorially based social and political forces in the context of past, present, and future world orders, and view the emerging world order as undergoing a structural transformation, a "triple crisis" involving economic, political and "socio-cultural" change. The prevailing trend of the 1980s and early 1990s toward the marketization and commodification of social relations leads the contributors to argue that socialism needs to be redefined away from the totalizing visions associated with Marxism-Leninism, toward the idea of the self defense of society and social choice to counter the disintegrating and atomizing effects of globalizing and unplanned market forces.

' ... overall very interesting and provocative, (this collection of essays) is an attempt to both vindicate the 'Gramscian' orientation as a fruitful approach to the study of international relations and to normalize it within the mainstream of research ... quite a number of the chapters present fresh, important arguments and radical perspectives regarding current problems of the emerging dispensation in world politics.' International Affairs

Notes on contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Gramsci and global politics: towards a post-hegemonic research agendap. 1
Philosophical and Theoretical Reflections
Epistemology, ontology, and the 'Italian school'p. 21
Gramsci, hegemony and international relations: an essay in methodp. 49
Alienation, capitalism and the inter-state system: toward a Marxian/Gramscian critiquep. 67
Global hegemony and the structural power of capitalp. 93
Past, Present and Future
Gramsci and international relations: a general perspective with examples from recent US policy toward the Third Worldp. 127
The three hegemonies of historical capitalismp. 148
The hegemonic transition in East Asia: a historical perspectivep. 186
Internationalisation and democratisation: Southern Europe, Latin America and the world economic crisisp. 213
Soviet socialism and passive revolutionp. 237
Structural issues of global governance: implications for Europep. 259
Referencesp. 290
Indexp. 308
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ISBN: 9780521435239
ISBN-10: 0521435234
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 17th May 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43