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"This ebook provides provocative responses to contemporary debates in foreign Political financial system. It offers a miles wanted and well timed intervention to the present anodyne discussions concerning the evolution of the self-discipline and activates wider mirrored image at the nature of enquiry itself"-- pt. 1. discussion -- pt. 2. Debate -- pt. three. Dissensus

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Spinning off from his theory of imperialism, Brailsford singled out the League’s failure to be more than merely a ‘League of cabinets’, and as a result its inability to deal with the material injustices at the root of global politics, as being the main cause of its lack of success. Capitalist interests were also at the root of the failure of western states to properly confront fascism. 24 Dialogue Brailsford’s international theory was an unabashedly materialist one, and until after the Second World War he was dismissive of attempts to explain global politics via more psychological or idealistic arguments.

145). Complex matrices of transport, communications and regulatory institutional infrastructures therefore emerge to facilitate a reduction in the socially average turnover time of capital (Brenner, 1998, p. 433). The production, destruction and reconstruction of these spatial configurations are therefore immanent to capitalism itself and the reproduction of capitalist social relations. This departs from the add-space-and-mix conception of critical IPE. As Brenner notes (1999b, p. 40), ‘[u]nder these circumstances, space no longer appears as a static platform of social relations, but rather as one of their constitutive dimensions, itself historically produced, reconfigured and transformed’.

This reflected class interests both at home and abroad: ‘The Tory selection [on what to defend] . . appears to be based on the indispensable, but limited principle of self-preservation . . Class, indeed, talks audibly in any attempt to define this policy’ (Brailsford, 1938b, pp. 332–3). Underlying this argument was a return to the ‘armed peace’ theory of The War of Steel and Gold. Britain and its allies were reserving their armaments for control of their own (economic) sphere, but were studiously avoiding a Lucian M.

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