Category Archives: Politics

Figure/Ground interview with Günter Figal on his work and his recent resignation as president of the Heidegger society in the wake of the ‘Black Notebooks’

Figure/Ground interview with Günter Figal – discusses his work and his recent resignation as president of the Heidegger society in the wake of the ‘Black Notebooks’.

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Audio recording of talk on terrain and territory from AAG 2015

The audio recording of my 22 April 2015 AAG talk on ‘The Geophysics of Territory’ is available here (18 minutes). This was in sessions co-organised with Gastón Gordillo; Derek Gregory and Setha Low acted as discussants. The talk ranges across quite … Continue reading

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Gastón Gordillo on The Insurgent Underground

Very interesting piece by Gastón Gordillo on his Space and Politics blog – The Insurgent Underground.

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Nick Blomley, ‘The Territory of Property’ in Progress in Human Geography

Nicholas Blomley, ‘The Territory of Property‘, Progress in Human Geography (requires subscription) – an important piece on this question. The pervasive and important territorial dimensions of property are understudied, given the tendency to view territory through the lens of the state. Viewing … Continue reading

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Time Served: Discipline and Punish Forty Years On – The Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, 11-12 Sept 2015

Further details and programme for this conference – I’ll be giving the opening plenary talk on the recently published Théories et institutions pénales course. Places are free but limited and registration is required. Time Served: Discipline and Punish Forty Years On Friday … Continue reading

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Benjamin Tallis interviews Claudia Aradau on Critical Security Studies

Benjamin Tallis interviews Claudia Aradau on Critical Security Studies – in three parts via CEE New Perspectives

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Margaret Moore, A Political Theory of Territory – recently out with OUP.

Margaret Moore, A Political Theory of Territory – recently out with OUP. Our world is currently divided into territorial states that resist all attempts to change their borders. But what entitles a state, or the people it represents, to assume … Continue reading

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Talks at three workshops – on Foucault and Artemidorus, Earth, and Foucault and Shakespeare – with links to some audio recordings

I attended and spoke at three workshops last week. First, at the Monash University study centre in Prato, Italy, on modern reappropriations of Hellenistic Ethics. I ran a reading seminar on Foucault’s reading of Artemidorus. The other sessions were by … Continue reading

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‘How 7/7 changed the way Britain mourns victims of terrorism’ – Charlotte Heath-Kelly in The Conversation

My colleague Charlotte Heath-Kelly has a thoughtful piece entitled ‘How 7/7 changed the way Britain mourns victims of terrorism’ in The Conversation.

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“Let UK universities do what they do best – teaching and research” – Letter from 121 professors in The Guardian

“Let UK universities do what they do best – teaching and research” – Letter from 121 professors in The Guardian. Here’s the first paragraph: The UK’s universities can justifiably claim an outstanding international reputation, generating multiple direct and indirect benefits for society, … Continue reading

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