Synopses & Reviews
Unravelling Gramsci makes extensive use of Antonio Gramscis writings, including his much-overlooked pre-prison journalism, prison letters, as well as his prison notebooks, to provide a fresh approach to understanding his contemporary relevance in the current neoliberal world order. Adam Morton examines in detail the themes of hegemony, passive revolution and uneven development to provide a useful way of analysing the contemporary global political economy, the project of neoliberalism, processes of state formation, and practices of resistance. The book explores the theoretical and practical limitations of how Gramscis ideas can be used today, offering a broad insight into state formation and the international factors shaping hegemony within a capitalist framework.
Examines Gramscis understanding of hegemony within the context of uneven development and its links to the global political economy.
A new look at the essence of Marxist theory, questioning the interpretations made by Engels and Lenin.
About the Author
John R. Bell taught for over three decades at Seneca College, Toronto, Canada. His 'Dialectics and Economic Theory' appeared in 'A Japanese Approach to Political Economy '(1995); 'From Hegel to Marx to the Dialectic of Capital' appeared in 'New Dialectics and Political Economy' (2003). He and Thomas Sekine co-authored 'The Disintegration of Capitalism: A Phase of Ex-Capitalist Transition' in 'Phases of Capitalist Development: Booms, Crises and Globalizations' (2001). In 2004 he co-edited 'New Socialisms', to which he contributed, 'Marx's Anti -Authoritarian Ecocommunism. Currently, he is providing editorial assistance to Thomas Sekine, who is translating 'Economic Policies', Uno's major contribution to the stages theory of capitalism's historical development.
Table of Contents
Reading Gramsci, Joseph A. Buttigieg *Acknowledgements *Abbreviations *List of figures *Introduction: the North/South question of uneven development *PART I ENGAGING GRAMSCI *Historicising Gramsci: situating ideas in and beyond their context *State Formation, Passive Revolution and the International System *A Return to Gramsci: 'the moment of hegemony' *PART II GRAMSCI, WORLD ORDER AND RESISTANCE *Hegemony and World Order: neo-Gramscian Perspectives and the Global Political Economy *The Global Pol