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Russett and H. H. Freeman, p. 66 Liberal pluralists see a complex web of interactions in International Relations that goes beyond the mere interaction of states. Politically this translates into support for limited government and political pluralism. We will summarise the main assumptions of liberalism below. First, we need to consider further the historical and intellectual origins of liberal thought. LITERATURE BOX The Brandt Report The report North–South: A Programme for Survival, published by The Brandt Commission in 1980, is an example of liberal internationalist sentiment and Keynesian economic philosophy in practice.

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