Images of Gramsci
Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations
Edited by Andreas Bieler, Adam Morton
Routledge – 2004 – 240 pages
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)
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