Category Archives: Territory

The week after completing a book – initial new work on Shakespeare and Foucault

When I finished my first book, Mapping the Present, I remember asking a much more senior academic friend ‘what do I do now?’ His response was clear: ‘Write another one!’ This came back to me this week as I’ve been … Continue reading

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Theory and Other Languages – short article at E-IR

I have a short piece entitled “Theory and Other Languages” at E-IR (open access). This was written on the request for a piece on this topic by Jan Tattenberg. It’s an autobiographical piece about how my work has been conducted … Continue reading

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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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Nick Vaughan-Williams, Europe’s Border Crisis: Biopolitical Security and Beyond – forthcoming from Oxford University Press

Nick Vaughan-Williams, Europe’s Border Crisis: Biopolitical Security and Beyond – forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Europe’s Border Crisis investigates dynamics in EU border security and migration management and advances a path-breaking framework for thought, judgment, and action in this context. It argues that … Continue reading

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Review of Virginia Comolli, Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Insurgency at African Arguments

Virginia Comolli, Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Insurgency is reviewed at African Arguments. Along with Mike Smith’s Boko Haram: Inside Nigeria’s Unholy War, these look to be the key English books on the group. My bibliography of articles (last updated in 2014) can … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade update 24 – other work while waiting for the reports, and the draft cover blurb

This has been the period between submitting the Foucault’s Last Decade manuscript and waiting for reader reports. I’ve largely been doing other things – talks on terrain and urban territory; editing a Lefebvre translation and writing its introduction; writing a … Continue reading

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King John at the Globe – the text, the Magna Carta, land and the question of territory

Last night I went to see the rarely performed King John at the Globe theatre in London. The production – the last of the canonical plays to be performed at the Globe – was timed to coincide with the 800th … Continue reading

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Books received 3 – books from publishers or authors

Complementary copies from publishers or authors. Mark Salter’s Making Things International 1, Christopher Roth’s Let’s Split! – a guide to secessionist states; Oli Mould’s Urban Subversion and the Creative City; Hughes Lethierry’s Agir avec Henri Lefebvre and Shannon Mattern’s Deep Mapping the Media City. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Andrew Barry, “Geography and Other Disciplines” – discussion of genealogy and the canon

Andrew Barry has a very interesting new essay published, “Geography and Other Disciplines” – a discussion of geography and the canon. There is also an introduction to the theme issue of which this is part by Richard Powell [update: corrected from … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden’s bookshelf

A little late linking to this, but the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released information of what was found in the compound used by bin Laden. (It would appear the timing is linked to the Seymour Hersh … Continue reading

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