Category Archives: Politics

A week at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design – speaking about Iraq and Nigeria, urban territory and Lefebvre

I’m now on my way home from a very interesting and enjoyable week at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. The invitation was to give one of the two keynote talks to a conference on the Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in … Continue reading

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Patrick Dunleavy on the future prospects of British constitutional and political turmoil

Patrick Dunleavy discusses future constitutional and political prospects in the UK following the Scotland ‘no’ vote at the LSE blog. Thanks to Ben Rosamond for the link.

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Danny Dorling, Inequality and the 1% – book published and short piece in The Guardian

Danny Dorling’s Inequality and the 1% has just been published by Verso. He has a short piece in The Guardian discussing some of its themes.

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Books received – Querrien, Recherches, Gordillo, Piper, Lefebvre

Three books linked to Michel Foucault’s collaborative work with CERFI; Gastón Gordillo’s Rubble (see my interview with Gastón at; Karen Piper’s The Price of Thirst; a first edition of Henri Lefebvre’s study of the Pyrenees, and the new issues of … Continue reading

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Journal of Genocide Research theme issue on the Nigerian Biafra war

The Journal of Genocide Research has a theme issue on the Nigerian Biafra war – twelve papers on the topic.  

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The Birth of Territory – published one year ago

The Birth of Territory was published one year ago. In that time it’s been reviewed in six journals, sold enough to suggest it will become my best-selling book, been the object of two ‘author meets critics’ sessions, and won two awards – … Continue reading

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Books received – Cowen, Doolen, Anderson, Boyd and Linehan, Foucault

A pile of books received. Deborah Cowen’s The Deadly Life of Logistics (from the publisher); Andy Doolen’s Territories of Empire (which I endorsed); Ben Anderson’s Encountering Affect and Boyd &  Linehan’s Ordnance (in recompense for Ashgate review work); L’Herne’s 2011 volume … Continue reading

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