A (Liberal) Sheep in (Marxist) Wolf’s Clothing? Reassessing Antonio Gramsci’s Conceptualisation of Hegemony

  • Jonathan Pass Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Resumen

Antonio Gramsci’s greatest contribution to Western political thought, arguably, is his conceptualisation of hegemony. Sadly, a widespread tendency to misinterpret the term as being analogous to ‘leadership based upon consent’, has reduced power to ideological control: an essentially liberal perspective. This paper aims to rectify this error, carrying out a more comprehensive analysis of Gramsci’s conceptualisation of hegemony as expounded in his Prison Notebooks, set against the backdrop of his own political/intellectual evolution. Hegemony, as a result, is shown to be compatible with Marxist theories of power, i.e. necessarily materially-rooted and underpinned by coercion.

Biografía del autor/a

Jonathan Pass, Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Licenciado en Contemporary European Studies por la London Metropolitan University. Doctor en Relaciones Internacionales por la Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Profesor Asociado del Área de Derecho Internacional Público y Relaciones Internacionales. Área de estudio: Teorías de Relaciones Internacionales, Perspectiva Neogramsciana, la politica exterior de los Estados Unidos, El significado del auge de China para el Orden Mundial, Transiciones hegemónicas

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17-02-2019
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Pass, J. (2019). A (Liberal) Sheep in (Marxist) Wolf’s Clothing? Reassessing Antonio Gramsci’s Conceptualisation of Hegemony. Daimon Revista Internacional De Filosofia, (77), 73-88. https://doi.org/10.6018/daimon/292591
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