Category Archives: Boundaries

Ice Law project website launched

A couple of weeks ago I said a little about The IBRU Workshop on International Law, State Sovereignty, and the Ice-Land-Water Interface that I attended back in Durham. The plan is that all participants to the workshop write a short summary … Continue reading

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Jennifer Bagelman and Sarah Marie Wiebe on the Northern Gateway Pipelines Project

My ex-Durham colleague Jennifer Bagelman and Sarah Marie Wiebe discuss the Northern Gateway Pipelines Project in The New York Times. They suggest the pipeline would function more as a border than a gateway: If completed, this border would cut across indigenous territory, … Continue reading

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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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The Past, Present and Future of Drones in the U.S. – the al-Awlaki memo and an infographic

Thanks to Philippe Theophanidis for alerting me that the official government memo that was used in the targeting and killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki has just been released, and for pointing to the analysis at NPR. This makes this infographic, recently sent … 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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The theft of Native Americans’ land, in one animated map

University of Georgia historian Claudio Saunt on “Europeans’ violent seizing of Native Americans’ land“. To supplement his new book, West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, Saunt created an interactive map showing the decline of Indian homelands from 1776 to 1887. … Continue reading

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How powerful is your passport? – infographic

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More on the Constitution of Scottish Territory

At Terri-Stories, Randy Schiff adds some thoughts about the constitution of Scottish territory to the brief comments I made yesterday. It is particularly good on the territorial status of the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

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The Constitution of Scottish Territory

An interim constitution for Scotland has recently been published – a draft document for what would be the proposed constitution following a ‘yes’ vote in the forthcoming referendum. It’s an interesting document for a number of reasons. Given my interests … 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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