Monthly Archives: April 2013

Timothy Mitchell, Carbon Democracy – paperback due in July

I missed the hardback of this a while back, but the paperback is due in July. Carbon Democracy provides a unique examination of the relationship between oil and democracy. Interweaving the history of energy, political analysis, and economic theory, Mitchell … Continue reading

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Esposito, Third Person reviewed at NDPR

Roberto Esposito’s Third Person is reviewed at NDPR.  

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Programme and registration

Originally posted on London Conference in Critical Thought 2013:
LCCT2013 Poster (High resolution) LCCT 2013 Provisional Programme Register here. Registration is free but essential.  

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The Geopolitics of Boko Haram

The audio recording of my talk in Istanbul earlier this month is available here. The talk was under the title of “Nigeria’s ‘War on Terror’: The Geopolitics of Boko Haram”. I’ve given this talk, in slightly different forms in a … Continue reading

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Wu Ming interview

The novelist-collective Wu Ming are interviewed in Art Review about their new novel Altai, a sequel to Q, which appeared under their previous ‘name’ of Luther Blissett.

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Mark Blyth on the Austerity Delusion

Mark Blyth’s Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea has just come out; there is a summary of the argument in Foreign Affairs (open access). Thanks to Ben Rosamond for the link.

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1000 years of European and Middle Eastern borders

If you can get past the idea that previous political geographical arrangements had strict borders and marked out territories, on a modern model; and some of the historical errors; this is an interesting animation of 1000 years of history and geography. via … Continue reading

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From atoms to the observable universe – a neat graphic illustration/animation (previously posted in comments by dmfant).

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On the shelf

Originally posted on Pop Theory:
Just came across this little essay by Francesca Mari on shelving books….

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Animating Geopolitics – cfp for ISA panel in Toronto 2014

Please send inquiries/abstracts of no more than 250 words to Vicki Squire and/or Juanita Sundberg by May 20, 2013. This panel aims to animate the spatial dimensions of geopolitics by focusing on the materiality of diverse bordering practices. The theme of animating geopolitics reflects recent … Continue reading

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