Category Archives: Territory

Feature on Terror and Territory (interview, review and profile) in Iran’s Shargh Daily

There is a full-page feature on my 2009 book Terror and Territory in Iran’s Shargh Daily newspaper. It was put together by Sahand Sattari, and includes a translation of an interview with Exploring Geopolitics, a review of the book, and a short profile of my background, publications and current … Continue reading

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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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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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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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