Category Archives: Politics

Foucault and Neoliberalism – a few thoughts in response to the Zamora piece in Jacobin

I’ve been away, but several people have been sending me links to a recent string of articles on Foucault’s supposed sympathies to neoliberalism. The start of the debate – in English at least – was the translation of an interview … Continue reading

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Richard Polt and Gregory Fried in conversation with Thomas Sheehan about Heidegger

Richard Polt and Gregory Fried in conversation with Thomas Sheehan at 3am (via Enowning). The discussion is around the reading proposed in Sheehan’s new book, but it also touches on Heidegger’s politics and the revelations of the ‘black notebooks’.

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Neil Brenner, ‘Urban Governance – But at What Scale?’ – video from Urban Age Governing Urban Futures conference

Neil Brenner, ‘Urban Governance – But at What Scale?’, Urban Age Governing Urban Futures conference, Delhi (via Multipliciudades).

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Politics, infrastructure and representation: The case of Jerusalem’s Light Rail

I’ve written briefly about the Jerusalem Light Rail before. There is a very interesting article by Amina Nolte and Haim Yacobi, ‘Politics, infrastructure and representation: The case of Jerusalem’s Light Rail‘, in Cities (requires subscription) which discusses the politics and geographies of this in some … Continue reading

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Statements by UCU, VC, Staff, Amnesty International and petitions about Warwick events on December 3 2014

I’ve updated this with some more links Alumni petition Student Union statement Amnesty International press release Warwick for Free Education site Statement by Vice-Chancellor, Nigel Thrift Letter to Registrar from Warwick staff (another version appears here, with more signatories) Statement by … Continue reading

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Statements by UCU, VC and concerned Warwick staff about yesterday’s events

Update: there is an Alumni petition here Update 2: Student Union statement and Amnesty International press release Update 3: Warwick for Free Education site Original links: Statement by Vice-Chancellor, Nigel Thrift Letter to Registrar from Warwick staff (Update: another version appears here, … Continue reading

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Audio recording of ‘Geopolitics, Geopower, Geometrics’ – New Developments in Theory lecture at the University of Basel, 2014

You can listen to the audio recording of my New Developments in Theory lecture at the University of Basel, ‘Geopolitics, Geopower, Geometrics’, here. The introduction is by Ridvan Askin. I should say that this is very similar to lectures previously … Continue reading

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