Category Archives: Politics

The Brexit Crisis: A Verso Report – free ebook

The Brexit Crisis: A Verso Report – free ebook ‘Let’s Take Back Control’ was the slogan that won the UK’s EU Referendum. But what did those words mean to campaigners and voters? Control of what was being wrested from whom … Continue reading

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Michael Gove, foreign policy and the Henry Jackson society

In 2008, Klaus Dodds and I published an article entitled ‘Thinking Ahead: David Cameron, the Henry Jackson Society and British Neo-conservatism‘ in the British Journal of Politics and International Relations (requires subscription, or available here). We wrote the piece in 2007, … Continue reading

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Article in India Today on ‘The legacies of the Leave EU vote’

I have a short piece in the new issue of India Today on ‘The legacies of the Leave EU vote’. The piece is available open access. I was asked to write about this for an international audience, so for UK … Continue reading

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Thomas Nail, Theory of the Border

Thomas Nail, Theory of the Border, forthcoming in October 2016. Despite — and perhaps because of — increasing global mobility, there are more types of borders today than ever before in history. Borders of all kinds define every aspect of … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Prisons and the future of abolition – an interview at Critical Theory

At Critical-Theory.com, there is an interesting interview with Andrew Dilts and Perry Zurn about Foucault, the Prisons Information Group and the future of prisons and abolition. It builds on the work of their edited book Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons … Continue reading

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A dark day for the UK – my early thoughts on the EU referendum

Yet again I find myself in a minority in a national vote. It was hard to take in the past – 1992, 2010, 2015 – but with those there was always the hope for the future. Now it is hard … Continue reading

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“Sur les Toits”: An open-access Antipode Symposium on the Prison Protests in Early 1970s France

“Sur les Toits”: An open-access Antipode Symposium on the Prison Protests in Early 1970s France This symposium contains a rich collection of contributions based on the screening of the French documentary film Sur les Toits (“On the Roofs”). On a Wednesday in May … Continue reading

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Migration, Borders, Territory – a commentary on the EU referendum

A few weeks ago I was asked by the Architectural Association to write a commentary on the UK’s EU referendum. The request was for a short piece on how the vote might impact on territory. It was written in late … Continue reading

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Tim Ingold, ‘Reclaiming the University of Aberdeen’

A powerful piece by Tim Ingold, ‘Reclaiming the University of Aberdeen’: We, staff and students of the University of Aberdeen, are angry. We are angry about the way our academic community and our commitment to education and scholarship have been … Continue reading

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Reece Jones, Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move – out in October from Verso

Reece Jones, Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move – out in October from Verso. Forty thousand people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade, with the high-profile deaths along the shores of Europe only accounting … Continue reading

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