• Daniela Caterina
Part of the Contributions to Political Science book series (CPS)


This chapter introduces the book as the result of a search process merging empirical and theoretical-methodological concerns. How to locate the project in the literature? What does it mean to adopt the suggested perspective on the Italian case? How is this achieved? What does this imply for critical policy analyses beyond the Italian case? In order to answer these questions, the chapter puts the book in its place in the current state of research and presents cultural political economy as its overarching research programme. It follows a discussion of its core research interest in the Italian political economy and in the development of a transdisciplinary research framework focused on the specific strategic aspect of hegemony struggles, before concluding with an overview of the book structure.


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  • Daniela Caterina
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  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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