Overcoming the state/market dichotomy

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'Accordingly, the chapter is structured as follows. Below, I add flesh to the bones of the above critical comments on IPE and the state/market dichotomy, arguing in the process that even ‘critical’ IPE tends implicitly to adhere to it. This then sets the stage to depart from IPE and consider Antonio Gramsci’s writings on ‘common sense’ – often cited in sociology, cultural studies and other disciplines – which have been neglected in IPE in favour of more ‘political’ concepts such as hegemony (Bruff, 2010). I contend that these, especially when situated in his broader writings on the sociology of knowledge, are particularly useful when seeking to overcome the artificial separation between ‘states’ and ‘markets’. This will be executed via a denaturalization of the state, which, as I assert above, is more strongly insulated from critical scrutiny in IPE than ‘markets’. The implications for IPE are discussed in the conclusion.'
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical International Political Economy: Dialogue, Debate and Dissensus
EditorsStuart Shields, Ian Bruff, Huw Macartney
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-58552-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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