Preface Stephen Gill; Part I. Philosophical and Theoretical Reflections: 1. Epistemology, ontology and the 'Italian School' Stephen Gill; 2. Gramsci, hegemony and international relations: an essay in method Robert Cox; 3. Alienation, capitalism and the inter-state system: toward a Marxian/Gramscian critique Mark Rupert; 4. Global hegemony and the structural power of capital Stephen Gill and David Law; Part II. Past, Present and Future: 5. Gramsci and international relations: a general perspective with examples from recent US policy toward the Third World Enrico Augelli and Craig Murphy; 6. The three hegemonies of historical capitalism Giovanni Arrighi; 7. The hegemonic transition in East Asia: a historical perspective Barry Gills; 8. Internationalisation and democratisation: southern Europe, Latin America and the world economic crisis Otto Holman; 9. Soviet socialism and passive revolution Kees Van Der Pijl; 10. Structural issues of global governance Robert Cox.
Relates the writings of Antonio Gramsci and others to the contemporary debates in international relations.
' ... 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