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Gramscian Studies and Neo-Gramscian Analysis Contemporary Irish Politics and Parties Political Parties, Populism and Democracy


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Lecturer in Politics

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Area of academic expertise - outline

Antonio Gramsci and applied Gramscian analysis; democracy in theory and practice; contemporary Irish politics; Fianna Fáil and Irish political parties; ideology and democratic strategy; civil society and politics

Current research activities

Antonio Gramsci and Democratic Strategy; Antonio Gramsci and Social Democracy; Neo-Gramscian Approaches to International Relations; Gramscian Analysis of Fianna Fáil Party

Desired research direction

Developing my work on the Political Thought of Antonio Gramsci and especially a neo-Gramscian framework of analysing the democratic and ideological strategy of political parties with a primary focus on modern Ireland and the Fianna Fáil Party.

Target collaborative organisations

Other Universities and Schools to develop research networks and collaboration

Civil Society Groups interested in collaborative research in revitalizing democracy

Irish Political Parties  

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Research Output

Egemonia e relazioni internazionali: il recupero del “nazionale-popolare”

Translated title of the contribution: Hegemony and international relations: recovering the 'national-popular'McNally, M., Oct 2019, Egemonia e Modernità: Gramsci nel mondo del Ventunesimo Secolo. Frosini, F. & Giasi, F. (eds.). Rome: Viella Editore, 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Hegemony: a theory of national-popular class politics

McNally, M., Dec 2018, The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx. Vidal, M., Rotta, T., Smith, T. & Prew, P. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Socialism and democratic strategy in Italy’s Biennio Rosso: Gramsci contra Treves

    McNally, M., 21 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Modern Italian Studies. 22, 3, p. 314-337 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 470 Downloads (Pure)

    The Neo-Gramscians in the study of international relations: an appraisal

    McNally, M., 30 Jun 2017, In : Materialismo Storico. 2, 1, p. 93-114 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 46 Downloads (Pure)

    Antonio Gramsci Edited Volume

    McNally, M., Jun 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    13 Downloads (Pure)


    Taking Your Teaching Online- Badge and Certificate of Participation

    McNally, Mark (Recipient), 13 Sep 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course


    Michael Pugh (Organiser), Colin Clark (Keynote/plenary speaker), Vanesa Fuertes (Chair), Ewan Gibbs (Chair) & Mark McNally (Chair)

    20 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course