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Global Restructuring, State, Capital and Labour

Contesting Neo-Gramscian Perspectives


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Globalization, the State and Class Struggle

    1. Andreas Bieler, Werner Bonefeld, Peter Burnham, Adam David Morton
      Pages 1-5
  3. Global Restructuring and Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Andreas Bieler, Adam David Morton
      Pages 9-27
  4. State, Capital and Labour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Adam David Morton
      Pages 111-132
    3. Werner Bonefeld
      Pages 133-152
  5. Global Restructuring: Contesting Neo-Gramscian Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Andreas Bieler, Adam David Morton
      Pages 155-175
    3. Werner Bonefeld
      Pages 176-186
    4. Peter Burnham
      Pages 187-195
    5. Andreas Bieler, Adam David Morton
      Pages 196-206
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-237

About this book


This book provides a critical engagement between contending historical materialist approaches that have played a crucial role in shaping post-positivist International Relations theory. It analyzes globalization as a process of state formation and argues that its fate depends on the neo-liberal recomposition of labour relations. .


constitution desegregation economy Europe European integration globalization hegemony international relations marxism neoliberalism political economy revolution structural change world order

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Politics and International RelationsUniversity of NottinghamUK
  2. 2.Department of PoliticsUniversity of YorkUK
  3. 3.Department of Politics and International StudiesUniversity of WarwickUK

About the authors

ANDREAS BIELER is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics, University of Nottingham, UK. His book publications include Globalization and Enlargement of the European Union and The Struggle for a Social Europe: Trade Unions and EMU in Times of Global Restructuring.

WERNER BONEFELD teaches at the Department of Politics, University of York, UK and is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Labour Studies, University of Warwick, UK. His most recent book publications include Human Dignity: Social Autonomy and the Critique of Capitalism (with Kosmas Psychopedis) and Revolutionary Writing.

PETER BURNHAM teaches in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. His publications include The Political Economy of Postwar Reconstruction and Remaking the Postwar World Economy .

ADAM DAVID MORTON is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is author of Unravelling Gramsci: Hegemony and Passive Revolution in the Global Political Economy and co-editor (with Andreas Bieler) of Images of Gramsci: Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations. He has also published in various journals, including Bulletin of Latin American Research, Third World Quarterly, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Review of International Political Economy, and New Political Economy.

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'The book is a stimulus towards clarifying a radical critique of the world we know and all will profit by reading the concrete illustrative cases included in the exposition of the different theoretical standpoints.' - Robert Cox, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, York University, Toronto, Canada

'Eschewing orthodoxies, this work in critical theory offers fresh insights into capitalist development and globalization. Its iconoclastic approach is a rare find, a wake-up call to rethinking International Relations and world order.' - James H. Mittelman, Professor of International Relations, American University, USA

'[P]rovides a thoughtful overview of the debates on the left about a number of issues, from Latin American state development to the political economy of the European Union.' - Political Studies Review