Video of my Groningen Lecture on Modes of Reasoning – ‘Globe, Governmentality, Geometrics’

This is the video recording of my Groningen Lecture on Modes of Reasoning – ‘Globe, Governmentality, Geometrics’. More details about the lectures and the videos of the previous lecture from Mick Dillon here. Thanks to Luis Lobo-Guerrero for the invitation and chairing the session. Sorry about the poor quality visuals. This lecture is an updated version of talks given last year at the Balsillie School and University of Zurich, and a revised version will be given again at the University of Basel in November.

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Posts in International Development and Public Policy at Warwick

Assistant or Associate Professor of International Development

Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Policy

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Critical Spaces: Disorienting the Topological, 5 Jan 2015, Kingston University

Critical Spaces: Disorienting the Topological, 5 Jan 2015, Kingston University

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Engaging Foucault Conference – December 5-7, 2014, University of Belgrade

Engaging Foucault Conference – December 5-7, 2014, University of Belgrade

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Viewpoint Magazine on The State – includes Toscano, Cowan, Bensaïd and more


Viewpoint Magazine issue 4 is out, including pieces by Alberto Toscano on Lefebvre and logistics, Deborah Cowen, Jodi Dean, Nina Power, San­dro Mez­zadra and Brett Neilson, and Daniel Bensaïd. All available open access.

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Radio Benjamin – Walter Benjamin’s radio transcripts


Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renowned critical essays. From 1927 to ’33, he wrote and presented something in the region of eighty broadcasts using the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which appear here for the first time in English. This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Benjamin’s thinking and his enthusiasm for popular sensibilities. His celebrated “Enlightenment for Children” youth programs, his plays, readings, book reviews, and fiction reveal Benjamin in a creative, rather than critical, mode. They flesh out ideas elucidated in his essays, some of which are also represented here, where they cover topics as varied as getting a raise and the history of natural disasters, subjects chosen for broad appeal and examined with passion and acuity.

Hardback and e-book available on the Verso website – buying the physical book comes with bundled e-book. Why don’t more publishers do that?

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New issue of Dialogues in Human Geography – forum on The Birth of Territory and discussion of John Agnew’s AAG lecture

F1_mediumThe new issue of Dialogues in Human Geography contains two short pieces by me.

The first is in the discussion forum of John Agnew’s Dialogues in Human Geography lecture from the AAG earlier this year. As well as John’s lecture it contains responses by Matthew Farish, Anssi Paasi, Susan M Roberts, Farhana Sultana and me, and then a reply by John.

The second is a review forum on The Birth of Territory, including reviews by Austin Charron, Chih Yuan Woon, Natalie Koch and Kevin R Cox, and a response by me.

There is also a discussion of a piece by Simon Springer – ‘Why a radical geography must be anarchist’.

I’d extend my usual offer of sharing pieces, but I don’t have access myself…

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