BOOK: ‘Terror and Territory’ by Stuart Elden

A generous review of my 2009 book Terror and Territory, at the Geopolitics, Territory and Security blog by George Thomson. I finished writing the book almost exactly ten years ago, in December 2007, while in a visiting post at NYU. Hard to belief it’s been a decade.

Geopolitics, Territory and Security

Terror and Territory: The Spatial Extent of Sovereignty 

Geographer and political theorist Stuart Elden’s Terror and Territory: The Spatial Extent of Sovereignty (2009) is a landmark contribution to literature dealing with the spatialities of the ‘War on Terror’. Terror and Territory is a departure from a preoccupation with globalisation that has marked academic geography since the end of the Cold War at the turn of the millennium, stressing the significance of territory today despite suggestions or declarations of a global shift towards a “borderless world”.

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