Gramsci, Hegemony and the (Transnational) Historical Bloc

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Ludwig, F. J. (2022). Gramsci, Hegemony and the (Transnational) Historical Bloc: Theoretical contributions to the 21st Century International Relations. ——— Materialismo Storico ——— Rivista Di Filosofia, Storia E Scienze Umane, 11(2), 128–152.


The Gramscian thinking has been increasingly used in the fields of Political Science and International Relations, however, prioritizing its concept of hegemony. In this article, it is proposed both, a more accurate elucidation and a possible transposition of the concept of the historical bloc to the international scenario, having as the main question the following study inquiry: can we transpose the concept of the historical bloc developed by Gramsci for International Relations of the 21st century, taking into account its transnational nature? Methodologically, a deductive, qualitative approach is used, with a literature review based on data collection from secondary sources. It is understood that the notion of the historical bloc coined by Gramsci, followed by the assumptions of critical theorists, helps us to understand the difficulties of the current international relations. The versatility of this concept allows us to endorse a macro view of the many facets of International Relations, whether they are linked to the political, economic, social, and even ideological spheres.


Gramsci; Transnational Historical Bloc; International Relations; Hegemony; Critical Theory.

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