Category Archives: Boundaries

Mary Bosworth and Lucia Zedner (eds.), Privatising Border Control: Law at the Limits of the Sovereign State – Oxford University Press, January 2023

Mary Bosworth and Lucia Zedner, Privatising Border Control: Law at the Limits of the Sovereign State – Oxford University Press, January 2023

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Stephanie DeGooyer, Before Borders: A Legal and Literary History of Naturalisation – Johns Hopkins University Press, November 2022

Stephanie DeGooyer, Before Borders: A Legal and Literary History of Naturalisation – Johns Hopkins University Press, November 2022 An ambitious revisionist history of naturalization as a creative mechanism for national expansion. Before borders determined who belonged in a country and … Continue reading

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Shifting Territory and Sovereignty: People, Place and Power – interview on Radio Northern Beaches

Shifting Territory and Sovereignty: People, Place and Power – interview on Radio Northern Beaches with Michael Lester, Not a great recording of my voice, but hopefully listenable. in conversation with stuart elden, professor, political theory and geography, warwick university, uk, … Continue reading

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‘Territorio sin fronteras’ – Spanish translation of my ‘Territory without Borders’

My 2011 piece ‘Territory without Borders‘, originally published in the Harvard International Review, has been translated into Spanish as ‘Territorio sin fronteras‘ (both open access). Many thanks to Jose Bescos for making the translation. This was an important piece for … Continue reading

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My favourite academic books of 2020

As with previous years, these are a list of academic books published this year which I read and appreciated. This means that good books which I haven’t yet read don’t feature, and I will of course miss many. Several of … Continue reading

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Books received – Dumézil, Lévi-Strauss, Mountz, Balzac

Some recently published or reprinted books from University of Minnesota Press in recompense for review work, including Alison Mountz, The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago and a new translation of Balzac’s Lost Illusions, and some second-hand books, mainly in … Continue reading

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The rush to claim an undersea mountain range (BBC News)

The rush to claim an undersea mountain range (BBC News) Interesting piece on the Lomonosov Ridge between Siberia, Greenland and Canada. Klaus Dodds, Phil Steinberg and Ingrid Medby all interviewed.

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Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place – Oxford University Press, August 2020 [updated with link to discussion and an open access excerpt]

Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place – Oxford University Press, August 2020 When are borders justified? Who has a right to control them? Where should they be drawn? Today people think of borders as an island’s … Continue reading

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C.J. Alvarez, Border Land, Border Water A History of Construction on the US-Mexico Divide – University of Texas Press, 2019 – and discussion

C.J. Alvarez, Border Land, Border Water A History of Construction on the US-Mexico Divide – University of Texas Press, 2019 From the boundary surveys of the 1850s to the ever-expanding fences and highway networks of the twenty-first century, Border Land, Border … Continue reading

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Terrains and Territories – Stuart Elden and Nico Buitendag discussion at Undisciplined

Terrains and Territories – Stuart Elden and Nico Buitendag discussion at Undisciplined Many thanks to Nico for this invitation, and for a wide-ranging discussion that touches on nearly everything I’ve worked on. This is part of a series of discussions … Continue reading

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