Hegemony, International Political Economy and Post-Communist Russia

1st Edition

Owen Worth

Routledge
Published April 7, 2005
Reference - 194 Pages
ISBN 9780754637578 - CAT# Y233367
Series: Post-Soviet Politics

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Summary

This illuminating book explores the neo-Gramscian school of international political economy and their conceptualization of global hegemony, and furthers these by looking at how the often fragmented society of post-Communist Russia can provide insight into the nature and workings of neo-liberal global hegemony. The volume illustrates how historically Russia has been a unique case in rejecting Western-inspired hegemonic projects. It outlines how successive governments since the fall of the Soviet Union have attempted, often unsuccessfully, to integrate Russia into the global economy, and identifies the multitude of ideological contestation within Russia. It will prove a useful addition to the literature on both post-Communist Russian studies and international political economy.

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