Liam Campling

Liam CAMPLING is Professor of Political Economy at Queen Mary University of London and author of Capitalism and the Sea: The Maritime Factor in the Making of the Modern World (Verso, 2021). This book argues that the earth’s geographical separation into land and sea has significant consequences for capitalist development. The distinctive features of this mode of production continuously seek to transcend the land-sea binary in an incessant quest for profit, engendering new alignments of sovereignty, exploitation, and appropriation in the capture and coding of maritime spaces and resources.