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The Resource Political Hegemony and Social Complexity : Mechanisms of Power After Gramsci, by Alex Williams, (electronic resource)

Political Hegemony and Social Complexity : Mechanisms of Power After Gramsci, by Alex Williams, (electronic resource)

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Political Hegemony and Social Complexity : Mechanisms of Power After Gramsci
Title
Political Hegemony and Social Complexity
Title remainder
Mechanisms of Power After Gramsci
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by Alex Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
How can we understand power in a world of ever-growing complexity? This book proposes that we can do so by rethinking the theory and practice of political hegemony through the resources of complexity theory. Taking Gramsci’s understanding of hegemony as its starting point, the book argues that the intricacies of contemporary power can be mapped by applying concepts drawn from complexity theory, such as emergence, self-organisation, metastability, and generative entrenchment. It develops an original account of social complexity, drawing upon critical realist sociology, analytic philosophy of science, Marxist and continental philosophies, and neoliberal and anarchist thought. It then draws out the elements of Gramscian hegemony that already align with complexity concepts, such as the balance of forces, common sense, and the historic bloc. On this basis, the book sets out the different dimensions of complex hegemonic power before using this theory to interpret the nature of the power of neoliberalism since 2008. Alex Williams is a lecturer in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK. His work focuses on power, technology, and strategy. He is the co-author of Inventing the Future (with N. Srnicek, 2015) and Hegemony Now (with J. Gilbert, forthcoming).--
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dictionaries
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  • International Political Theory,
  • Springer eBooks.
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  • Political theory
  • Political sociology
  • Globalization
  • Democracy
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Political Hegemony and Social Complexity : Mechanisms of Power After Gramsci, by Alex Williams, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19795-7
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mixed
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online resource
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text
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Contents
1 Introduction -- 2 Complexity from the Sciences to Social Systems -- 3 Emergence and the Reality of Social Structure -- 4 Complexity & Political Dynamics -- 5 Ideologies of Self-Organisation -- 6 Gramscian Hegemony -- 7 Post-Structuralist Hegemony -- 8 Theorising Complex Hegemony -- 9 The Politics of Complex Hegemony -- 10 The Complex Hegemony of Neoliberalism -- 11 Conclusion -- Index
Control code
978-3-030-19795-7
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 252 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783030197957
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
7 illustrations
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103320160
Label
Political Hegemony and Social Complexity : Mechanisms of Power After Gramsci, by Alex Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19795-7
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction -- 2 Complexity from the Sciences to Social Systems -- 3 Emergence and the Reality of Social Structure -- 4 Complexity & Political Dynamics -- 5 Ideologies of Self-Organisation -- 6 Gramscian Hegemony -- 7 Post-Structuralist Hegemony -- 8 Theorising Complex Hegemony -- 9 The Politics of Complex Hegemony -- 10 The Complex Hegemony of Neoliberalism -- 11 Conclusion -- Index
Control code
978-3-030-19795-7
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 252 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030197957
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
7 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103320160

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