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  1. Gramsci's Political Thought: Hegemony, Consciousness, and the Revolutionary Process.Joseph V. Femia - 1987 - Clarendon Press.
    The unifying idea of Gramsci's famous Prison Notebooks is the concept of hegemony. In his study of these fragmentary writings, now published in paperback for the first time, Dr Femia elucidates the precise character of this concept, explores its basic philosophical assumptions, and sets out its implications for Gramsci's explanation of social stability and his vision of the revolutionary process. A number of prevalent and often contradictory myths are demolished, and, moreover, certain neglected aspects of his thought are stressed, including (...)
     
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    An Historicist Critique of "Revisionist" Methods for Studying the History of Ideas.Joseph V. Femia - 1981 - History and Theory 20 (2):113-134.
    Revisionists such as Quentin Skinner, J. G. A. Pocock, and John Dunn argue that in order to understand an historical text, one must recover the particularity of intended meaning. According to this view, in the sphere of political/ social reality, thought has no universal truth, no independence of its context, no significance for the present, and no meaning beyond the author's intentions. Although this is a variant of classic historicism, it goes far beyond the latter. A study of Gramsci's historicism (...)
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    Marxism and Radical Democracy.Joseph V. Femia - 1985 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 28 (1-4):293 – 319.
    Whether or not Marxism leads straight to authoritarianism and the destruction of individual liberty is a question which has long exercised both theorists and politicians. This paper deals with a narrower, though related issue: Is Marxism actually reconcilable with radical democracy, the type of democracy advocated by those, including Marxists, who berate the iniquities and hypocrisy of parliamentary liberalism? The answer, according to my paper, is no. The Marxist tradition contains four characteristic features which tend to contradict the participatory procedures (...)
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    Pareto and Political Theory.Joseph V. Femia - 2006 - Routledge.
    Pareto and Political Theory offers a much-needed reappraisal of Vilfredo Pareto's often ignored or misunderstood contribution to the theory and philosophy of politics. Joseph V. Femia disputes the depiction of Pareto as a proto-fascist and locates him in a clear tradition of 'sceptical liberalism', which eschews metaphysical abstractions and adopts a 'realist' approach to practical politics.
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  5. Machiavelli Revisited.Joseph V. Femia - 2004 - University of Wales Press.
     
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    Against the Masses: Varieties of Anti-Democratic Thought Since the French Revolution.Joseph V. Femia - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
    In this lively and provocative book, the author provides the first systematic and detailed analysis of the anti-democratic tradition in Western thought. His approach is both thematic and historical. The author highlights the fatalism and pessimism of anti-democratic thinkers and argues that they fail to understand the adaptability of democracy and its ability to co-exist with traditional and elitist values. At the same time, the author also acknowledges that some of the predictions and observations of anti-Democratic thinkers have been confirmed (...)
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  7. Antonio Labriola: A Forgotten Marxist Thinker.Joseph V. Femia - 1981 - History of Political Thought 2 (3):557-572.
     
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  8. Gramsci's Political Thought: Hegemony, Consciousness, and the Revolutionary Process.Joseph V. Femia - 1986 - Studies in Soviet Thought 32 (3):230-232.
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    Ideological Obstacles to the Political Evolution of Communist Systems.Joseph V. Femia - 1987 - Studies in East European Thought 34 (4):215-232.
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    Ideological Obstacles to the Political Evolution of Communist Systems.Joseph V. Femia - 1987 - Studies in Soviet Thought 34 (4):215-232.
  11. Machiavelli.Joseph V. Femia - 2009 - In David Boucher & Paul Kelly (eds.), Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Machiavelli’s God.Joseph V. Femia - 2014 - The European Legacy 19 (4):503-504.
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    Some Reflections.Joseph V. Femia - 2002 - In Martin James (ed.), Antonio Gramsci. Routledge. pp. 4--3.
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