Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT)

2015 Sussex International Theory Prize

The 2015 Sussex International Theory Prize has been awarded to Alexander Anievas (University of Cambridge) for his book: Capital, the State and War: Class Conflict and Geopolitics in the Thirty Years' Crisis, 1914-1945 (University of Michigan Press, 2014)

"The book revisits a defining moment of the formation of the discipline of International Relations - the Thirty Years' Crisis and the two World Wars. It applies the theory of uneven and combined development in an attempt to overcome what is posited as the existing division between internalist and externalist explanations of this crucial period in modern international history and to enhance the theoretical and analytical resources of the broader Marxist tradition. The book provides an empirically rich and impressive survey of historical sources and contributes - both intellectually and politically - to opening up the debate on these foundational issues for the discipline." 

Dr. Anievas will deliver the Sussex International Theory Prize Lecture in the spring of 2016.