Monthly Archives: April 2013

Timothy Mitchell, Carbon Democracy – paperback due in July

I missed the hardback of this a while back, but the paperback is due in July. Carbon Democracy provides a unique examination of the relationship between oil and democracy. Interweaving the history of energy, political analysis, and economic theory, Mitchell … Continue reading

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Esposito, Third Person reviewed at NDPR

Roberto Esposito’s Third Person is reviewed at NDPR.  

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Programme and registration

Originally posted on London Conference in Critical Thought 2013:
LCCT2013 Poster (High resolution) LCCT 2013 Provisional Programme Register here. Registration is free but essential.  

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The Geopolitics of Boko Haram

The audio recording of my talk in Istanbul earlier this month is available here. The talk was under the title of “Nigeria’s ‘War on Terror': The Geopolitics of Boko Haram”. I’ve given this talk, in slightly different forms in a … Continue reading

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Wu Ming interview

The novelist-collective Wu Ming are interviewed in Art Review about their new novel Altai, a sequel to Q, which appeared under their previous ‘name’ of Luther Blissett.

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Mark Blyth on the Austerity Delusion

Mark Blyth’s Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea has just come out; there is a summary of the argument in Foreign Affairs (open access). Thanks to Ben Rosamond for the link.

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1000 years of European and Middle Eastern borders

If you can get past the idea that previous political geographical arrangements had strict borders and marked out territories, on a modern model; and some of the historical errors; this is an interesting animation of 1000 years of history and geography. via … Continue reading

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