I already became interested in Antonio Gramsci at the beginning of the 1980s as an activist in the anti-nuclear and peace movement and the freshly founded party “The Greens”. Gramsci’s concepts of hegemony and civil society were already making the rounds back then. I considered Gramsci’s “Prison Notebooks” – albeit rather shadowy at the time – a key document for understanding Marx’s philosophical intentions and the phenomenon of Stalinism in the Soviet Union.
From the mid-1980s, I studied Political Science as well as Economics and International Law at the University of Hamburg. In 1989 I completed a one-year study at the University of New Mexico/Albuquerque with a Master of Arts in Political Science. My Master Thesis was published under the title “Antonio Gramsci – Hegemony, Historical Bloc and Intellectual Leadership in International Politics” as a working paper of the Research Group European Communities (FEG) No. 5 with Prof. Frank Deppe. I received my PhD from the University of Hamburg and now work as a partner-manager at an IT company in Hamburg.
Robin Jacobitz, March 2021
I have summarized the Master Thesis I wrote in the USA and published it as Working Paper of the Research Group European Communities (FEG) No. 5 with Prof. Frank Deppe under the title “Antonio Gramsci – Hegemony, Historical Bloc and Intellectual Leadership in International Politics”.
After 30 years I would formulate many things differently, but it was the first written result of my engagement with Antonio Gramsci.
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