Joseph, J.M. (2008) Hegemony and the Structure-Agency Problem in International Relations: A scientific realist. Review of International Studies, 34 (1). pp. 109-128. ISSN 0260-2105.
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Abstract. This article argues for a concept of hegemony that goes beyond current usages in IR to examine its more structural aspect. First, it looks at this more structural aspect in relation to some of Gramsci’s own arguments. Then it adds hegemony to the structure-agency debate. It develops the concept of hegemony in two ways – first as a mediating moment between structure and agency, second as a factor in securing the unity of structural combinations. These arguments are in turn dependent upon a scientific realist ontology that sees structure as more than just intersubjective relations. Finally, the article tries to show how this reworked concept of hegemony allows for a social theory of international relations, while respecting the specificity of the international.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JC Political theory
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations|
|Depositing User:||Jonathan Joseph|
|Date Deposited:||14 May 2008 09:52|
|Last Modified:||05 Sep 2011 23:31|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3111 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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