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Gramsci, Political Economy, and International Relations Theory

Modern Princes and Naked Emperors

  • Alison J. Ayers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Alison J. Ayers
      Pages 1-24
  3. Philosophical and Theoretical Reflections

  4. Toward a Counter-Hegemonic Research Agenda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Mustapha Kamal Pasha
      Pages 199-216
    3. Siba N. Grovogui, Lori Leonard
      Pages 217-237
    4. Robbie Shilliam
      Pages 239-260
    5. Branwen Gruffydd Jones
      Pages 261-282
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-316

About this book


This book seeks to provide the most comprehensive and sustained engagement and critique of neo-Gramscian analyses available in the literature. In examining neo-Gramscian analyses in IR/IPE, the book engages with two fundamental concerns in international relations: (i) The question of historicity and (ii) The analysis of radical transformation.


economy gender globalization hegemony international relations political economy politics transformation transition world order

Editors and affiliations

  • Alison J. Ayers
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologySimon Fraser UniversityCanada

About the editors

Professor, Global Political Economy, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Bibliographic information


"Alison Ayers has brought together a group of serious scholars to probe some of the most intriguing themes raised by the use of Antonio Gramsci's ideas within IPE and IR theory today. It will need to become required reading for everyone who believes that Gramsci remains relevant today, but that his work also demands a critical engagement if we are to benefit from its use." - Randall Germain, Professor of Political Science, Carleton University

"Gramsci, Political Economy and International Relations Theory is a lively, engaging and thought-provoking set of essays. Ayers and her collaborators take forward the debates raised by the application of Gramsci to International Relations and thus make a valuable contribution to contemporary critical International Relations/International Political Economy scholarship. This is an indispensable text for students of critical IR and critical IPE." - Marc Williams, Professor of International Relations, University of New South Wales.