Category Archives: Politics

London Review of International Law lecture – Legal Terrain, 23 February 2017

Tomorrow at 6.30pm I’ll be giving the London Review of International Law lecture on the topic of ‘Legal Terrain’. Advertisements

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Map Projection Transitions – animated versions

I usually begin my courses on geopolitics and territory with some discussion of map projections. Jason Davies has provides some good animated versions here – thanks to Rob Kitchin for the link.

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10 Talking Points towards a general theory of Trump – Progress in Political Economy

10 Talking Points towards a general theory of Trump – Progress in Political Economy On Monday 6 February 2017, the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney convened a postgraduate workshop with Paul Mason – British journalist, broadcaster, and author of Postcapitalism: … Continue reading

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The right to have visiting rights- Seyla Benhabib and her visit to the UK

The right to have visiting rights– The story of Seyla Benhabib and her visit to the UK. There’s a small but telling irony behind an important lecture at Cambridge tomorrow evening (Monday, 13 February) on migrants, refugees, and “the right … Continue reading

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London Review of International Law lecture flyer – Legal Terrain, 23 February 2017

London Review of International Law lecture flyer – Legal Terrain, 23 February 2017 As I’ve previously said, versions of this lecture will be given in Durham on 6 February and Oslo on 3 March.

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Best of Luck with the Wall, Donald

A stunning film of the US-Mexico border – ‘Best of Luck with the Wall’, from 2o16. A great insight into the interactions of the geopolitical and the geophysical landscape. Thanks to Natalie Oswin for the link.

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Eyal Weizman video interview on ‘Forensic Architecture – Investigating the Blueprint of War Crimes’ on Russia Today

Eyal Weizman video interview on ‘Forensic Architecture – Investigating the Blueprint of War Crimes’ on Russia Today. A fascinating discussion of what his Goldsmiths research agency Forensic Architecture does, and a robust response to hostile questioning. Eyal writes: A few … Continue reading

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Environment and Planning C relaunched as ‘Politics and Space’ – new manifesto

Society and Space is part of the Environment and Planning family of journals, now published by Sage. Environment and Planning C – formerly ‘Government and Policy’ is being relaunched as ‘Politics and Space’. New editors Patrica Daley, Eugene McCann, Alison Mountz and Joe Painter have … Continue reading

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Books received – Canguilhem, Lefebvre, Farge and Foucault, Nail, Weber, Repo, Pasnau

Four books from OUP in recompense for review work (Thomas Nail, Theory of the Border; Cynthia Weber, Queer International Relations; Jemina Repo, The Biopolitics of Gender and Robert Pasnau, Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671), the long-awaited English translation of Arlette Farge and Michel … Continue reading

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Towards a reading list on Trump’s Geographies

The updated version of the reading list is here. Last updated 26 January 2017. Today’s news that George Orwell’s 1984 is the best-selling book on Amazon is perhaps unsurprising, given the bleak times we are in. A few people have … Continue reading

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