Category Archives: Terror and Territory

Review essay on Terror and Territory (in Portuguese)

Thanks to Paulo Jorge Vieira for alerting me to this new review essay of my 2009 book Terror and Territory in the Brazilian journal Geografares by Márcio José Mendonça. About these ads

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A Conversation between Stuart Elden and Babette Babich – Fordham University video

A Conversation between Stuart Elden and Babette Babich A long discussion at the Fordham University television studios – ranges across my work and lots of topics, including territory today and historically, Lefebvre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Shakespeare… Many thanks to Babette … Continue reading

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Comments on territory for the Ice-Law workshop at Durham – audio recording

I spent the second half of last week back in Durham at a workshop organised by Phil Steinberg on Ice Law or, to give it its full title – The IBRU Workshop on International Law, State Sovereignty, and the Ice-Land-Water Interface. I used … Continue reading

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Explaining ISIS/ISIL – a roundup of things to read

Between the lead-up to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and around 2008, I read extensively on what was happening in the country. I wrote several articles and chapters on the territorial, legal and constitutional issues, many of which were … Continue reading

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Talking about Publishing, Urban Territory, and lots else

I was involved in three events this week. The first was the most wide-ranging – a filmed conversation with Babette Babich at Fordham University, that ranged from contemporary territorial issues to Kant, Leibniz, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault and Lefebvre; Greek geography to … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory – a short piece at the Politics@Warwick blog

There is a short piece on The Birth of Territory at the Politics@Warwick blog.

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The Birth of Territory reviewed in Antipode by Phillip Campanile

There is a critical review of The Birth of Territory by Phillip Campanile in Antipode (pdf). Campanile clearly found the book frustrating in its mode of execution, but also not linked explicitly enough to contemporary debates. As he rightly notes, though, the book sits … Continue reading

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Books received

Two of the three volumes of Heidegger’s Schwarze Hefte; an issue of Critique from a couple of years ago that has a review essay of Terror and Territory; and the new issues of TCS and Area.

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The Birth of Territory wins the 2013 Association of American Geographers Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography

I have recently been given the good news that the The Birth of Territory has been awarded the 2013 Association of American Geographers Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography. I’m obviously delighted by the news, but also … Continue reading

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“The territorial integrity of Ukraine must be respected” – what is territorial integrity?

Like most people I’ve been following the news of developments in Ukraine with fascination and alarm. I certainly don’t know enough about the country to venture any specific opinions on the situation there. What I would say, though, is there … Continue reading

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