Category Archives: Politics

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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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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New issue of Radical Philosophy, including discussion of the politics of translation

A new issue of Radical Philosophy is out, including a very interesting discussion of the politics of translation. The specific case is Hegel, and the new Terry Pinkard translation of the Phenomenology of Spirit, but the issues raised go beyond this … Continue reading

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Globe, Governmentality, Geometrics – poster for my Groningen lecture in September

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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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Completing other tasks – returning to the Foucault’s Last Decade project

Over the past few months I’ve taken a break from the Foucault work, due to other commitments. Some of these were related to The Birth of Territory. One was an author response to ‘critics’ from the session on the book at the Association of American … Continue reading

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Marc Lombardo, Critique of Sovereignty, Book I – forthcoming from Punctum Books

Critique of Sovereignty, Book I: Contemporary Theories of Sovereignty by Marc Lombardo – forthcoming from Punctum books Using the Western tradition of metaphysical and political thought as a backdrop, Critique of Sovereignty (a work in 4 volumes) re-examines the concept of sovereignty in order … 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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Boko Haram annotated bibliography updated – now 114 entries

An newly updated version of my annotated bibliography of literature on Boko Haram - nine new entries, taking the total to 114. The page the link takes you to have the most up-to-date version as pdf, along with a few notes. The … 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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