Category Archives: Michael Dillon

My first book, Mapping the Present is 20 years old…

It was twenty years ago today that my first book, Mapping the Present: Heidegger, Foucault and the Project of a Spatial History was published. I received an advance on 4 October 2001. The contract was signed with Athlone, who became … Continue reading

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Academic Books of 2015 – my top twenty

The vast majority of academic reading in 2015 was related to Foucault, with a lot of Shakespeare work along the way. Many of these were published some time ago. These were the twenty books published in 2015 I read and most … Continue reading

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Brad Evans reviews Michael Dillon’s Biopolitics of Security at Antipode

Brad Evans reviews Michael Dillon’s Biopolitics of Security: A Political Analytic of Finitude at Antipode. I’m looking forward to seeing this book when back in the UK.

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Michael Dillon, IR and Political theorist, has a blog

Michael Dillon, IR and Political theorist, has a blog – early posts have descriptions of some forthcoming lectures. One to watch. People may know him for his books, including Politics of Security; The Liberal Way of War (with Julian Reid); Deconstructing International Politics; and the … Continue reading

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Michael Dillon’s Groningen Lecture on Modes of Reasoning video

Mick Dillon’s lecture ‘The Courage of Truth’ – the inaugural Groningen lecture on Modes of Reasoning, though as Luis Lobo-Guerrero says in his introduction, and as Mick develops, the lectures link back to a series of lectures given by Karl Jaspers – … Continue reading

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Books I’m looking forward to in 2014

Some of the books I’m looking forward to this year include Henri Lefebvre, Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment (edited by Łukasz Stanek and previously unpublished in any language); Neil Brenner’s epic edited collection Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization; Mick Dillon’s Biopolitics of Security in the 21st … Continue reading

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The twenty-five most important academic books to me from 2013

Not ordered, not comprehensive, and I’m sure I’ve forgotten some – and of course there are those I’ve not yet read or am unaware of… These are all academic books published in 2013, not drawn from all the books I … Continue reading

Posted in Books, David Farrell Krell, David Harvey, Grégoire Chamayou, Immanuel Kant, Jacques Derrida, John Protevi, Karl Marx, Louise Amoore, Michael Dillon, Michel Foucault, Peter Sloterdijk, Politics, Publishing, Universities, urban/urbanisation | 20 Comments

A Symposium on Resistance – audio recordings

A Symposium on Resistance – audio recordings from the launch of Howard Caygill’s latest book On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance. Contributions from Jacqueline Rose, Peter Hallward, Costas Douzinas, Michael Dillon, Howard Caygill (thanks to Ayşe Mermutlu for the link).

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Michael Dillon on The Courage of Truth

The chair group on History and Theory of International Relations at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) is launching an annual Lecture series entitled ‘Modes of Reasoning’. The lectures are intended as a space for leading intellectuals to reflect on … Continue reading

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Aberystwyth-Lancaster Postgraduate Colloquium in International Relations

University of Manchester, 5-7 June 2013. I spoke at this a couple of years ago when it was held in Durham. Keynotes this time are Maja Zehfuss and Mick Dillon – should be good.  

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