Marxist geographical theory

  • All my work has argued for the importance of space (territory, distance, scale) in the construction of the social world. It has also argued that this spatial-social world is best understood in terms of social relations as conceived by Marxism.
  • Some of my work considers focuses explicitly and at an abstract (‘philosophical’) level on the relations between space and social relations. I argue that space constitutes social relations at high and medium levels of abstractionas well as contingently;this contrasts to the well-known position of Andrew Sayer. I argue that space is intrinsic to political strategy and to morality, as against idealist, Kantian and simple-materialist views.