Top 10 Neo-Gramscian Theorists

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Neo-Gramscianism is a critical approach to IR and IPE which began with Robert W. Cox, a university professor at York University. The theory heavily relies on the writings of Antonio Gramsci. Here is a list of 10 theorists who contributed to field, including Cox. Check their work out, especially if you are doing research on the subject.


1. Robert W. Cox:

This York University Professor is the father of Neo-Gramscianism. He accepts the state and anarchic relationships between historical structures. Cox’s acceptance for multiplicity and his diversity can potentially channel the gap between rationalist and interpretative approaches to international political economy.


2. Susan Strange:

She is one the most renowned political theorists, professors and scholars in Britain. Many scholars today like Iseri use her theories and conceptions to build on their work. She was the first woman to hold the chair position at London School of Economics.


3. Andreas Bieler:

He is highly critical of Marxists and their theory of globalization. He believes that Marxist takes too much of a theoretical and abstract perspective on globalization, ignoring the different forms of states in the process.


4. Emre Iseri:

He was a Ph.d Candidate at Keele University School of Politics. He wrote an article named, “Neo-Gramscian Analysis of US Hegemony Today.” The article looks at how neo-gramscian theory and the terms used by Gramsci can be applied to altering dynamics of international relations. He sees U.S. as a declining hegemonic power as a result.


5. David L. Levy:

He co-wrote an article with Daniel Egan which took a neo-Gramscian approach to corporate political strategy. He drew on the work Gramsci using capital, social forces and the state for his analysis.


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