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Putting Hegemony in Its Place.

Jessop, Bob (2003) Putting Hegemony in Its Place. Journal of Critical Realism, 2 (1). pp. 138-148. ISSN 1476-7430

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Abstract

It is a genuine pleasure to respond to Jonathan Joseph�s restatement and refinement of his account of hegemony as a necessary feature of societal organization with both enduring structural and emergent strategic aspects. Our earlier discussions on this topic and the present written exchange have been conducted in the collegial spirit necessary to advance critical realism and examine its relevance to hegemony. We share a methodological commitment to critical realism and enough common substantive ground toattempt to move the dialogue forward from my earlier critique.Joseph has chosen to respond to this by restating his account of hegemony; in turn, my response will elaborate my own strategic-relational approach (SRA) and its relation to form analysis. I hope thereby to deal with two key issues set out in his response: (a) the nature and limits of functional explanation and (b) the nature and limits of the SRA characteristic of Poulantzas�s work as well as mine. But we should first see what is at stake by considering the problematic unity of the social totality and the extent to which form problematizes function.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Critical Realism
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hegemony ; critical realism ; state-relational approach ; Jonathan Joseph
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
ID Code: 181
Deposited By: Professor Bob Jessop
Deposited On: 08 Jun 2006
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 00:03
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/181

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