Category Archives: Politics

Towards a reading list on the Ebola crisis – a new resource page on Progressive Geographies

I’ve put together a reading list on Ebola, specifically in relation to the West African situation in 2014. Linking does not mean I necessarily agree with the article. Additional pieces welcome – I’ve tended to avoid mainstream news stories unless they … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden and Todd Reisz opening lectures to ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad’ conference

This is the video of the opening keynote session of the ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad’ conference, which includes my lecture ‘Crises of Territorial Integrity: Iraq and Nigeria’. My talk is from 11.50-38 minutes – … Continue reading

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My essay on Foucault’s La société punitive – forthcoming in Historical Materialism

My substantial (c. 8,000 words) essay on Foucault’s La société punitive is forthcoming in Historical Materialism. Thanks to Sebastian Budgen for his invitation to write this, and Alberto Toscano for taking it through two rounds of review. My shorter review of this important … Continue reading

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‘Exercises in the History of Ideas': An interview with Stuart Elden by Dale Leorke and Suneel Jethani

Back in March I was interviewed by two graduate students at the University of Melbourne, Dale Leorke and Suneel Jethani, about my writing, background and approach to work. It covers my work on territory, Heidegger, Foucault, Lefebvre, and Shakespeare and some future plans. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Foucault's Last Decade, Henri Lefebvre, Mapping the Present, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, My Publications, Politics, Publishing, Shakespearean Territories, Speaking Against Number, Territory, Terror and Territory, The Birth of Territory, The Space of the World, Understanding Henri Lefebvre, urban/urbanisation, William Shakespeare, Writing | 1 Comment

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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