Category Archives: Territory

The Birth of Territory reviewed in Croatian International Relations Review

The Birth of Territory has been reviewed in Croatian International Relations Review by Daniel Šaric (open access). Here’s the first paragraph: Stuart Elden’s new book The Birth of Territory is a magisterial and in parts almost encyclopedic work. The book covers … Continue reading

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Joshua Hagen reviews The Birth of Territory in Geographical Review

A nice review of The Birth of Territory in Geographical Review, by Joshua Hagen (requires subscription). Here’s the concluding paragraph: Elden is to be commended for his keen analysis that tackles rather complex issues of meaning and translation while remaining eminently readable. … Continue reading

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Some links on the situation in Gaza – and Verso’s The Case for Sanctions Against Israel free to download

The desperate situation on Gaza continues… some things worth reading, as something of a balance to the mainstream media The Funambulist has had some excellent analysis, in word and image by Léopold Lambert  – clicking the map below takes to … Continue reading

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Top ten posts on Progressive Geographies this week

Special Issue on Ranciere What is neoliberalism? Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 12 Bruno Latour – Some advantages of the notion of “Critical Zone” for Geopolitics Guattari, Felix 2012 Schizoanalytic Cartographies, reviewed by Thomas Jellis Foucault’s Last Decade Peter Sloterdijk, … Continue reading

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Bruno Latour – Some advantages of the notion of “Critical Zone” for Geopolitics

An intriguing short piece by Bruno Latour – ‘Some advantages of the notion of “Critical Zone” for Geopolitics’ – available to download from his website. Abstract: The relatively new concept of “critical zones”, much like that of the “Anthropocene”, signals … Continue reading

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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.

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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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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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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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