A proposal for working on a convergence of the ideas of Gramsci, Robert Cox and P2P Theory, by Örsan Şenalp:
Our intention is to draw mainlines for an historical materialist narrative of the rise of the p2p as the dynamic of true communal culture and social relationships among individuals and the peoples. We want to analyse this for each mode of production existed and now [based on Cox and Van der Pijls’ approaches] transnationalised and globalised. In that way one could draw a line between ‘cognitive’ and ‘transnational’ capitalism theories. We wish to explore empirically how did the spreading p2p relational dynamics has been transforming central productive forces (primarily society itself), and capitalist social relations of production, so how did this bring about a possibility of truly communal culture and social relationships first time at a global scale.
He further explains:
“Since the previous global crisis, that started in the late 60s, there has been major contributions made, from critical perspectives, to our understanding of the expanding of capitalist mode of production and the formation of the world market. Much of the insights were developed by political economists from the West/Center. The first and second generation classics were those of Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Kautsky, Rudolf Hilferding, Vladimir I. Lenin, Bukharin, Karl Polanyi, Georg Lukacs and Antonio Gramsci. The third generation classical works has arrived in this period. Luis Althusser, Etienne Balibar, Ralph Milliband, Christian Palloix, Robin Murray, Immanuel Wallerstein, Samir Amin, Giovanni Arrighi, Paul Baran, Paul Sweezy, Harry Magdoff, Henry Breverman, and Nichos Poulantzas -among others- have been key names who reopened and expanded the analysis of the state, classes, capitalism. In this post-war and New-Left era, both Gramsci and Polanyi had been rediscovered and their work stimulated -especially via Poulantzas’ analysis- the development of the analysis of the transnational dimension of the new transformations that capitalism were undergoing.