Category Archives: Politics

‘European Union and Disunion – videos from the British Academy seminar

Leading academics came together at the Academy on 4 November for a one day seminar examining some of the most crucial questions facing the UK in the wake of the EU referendum. ‘European Union and Disunion: What Has Held Europeans … Continue reading

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Network of Concerned Geographers – petition about US geography and the military

Network of Concerned Geographers – I’ve just signed this letter and hope others do too. We, the undersigned, the Network of Concerned Geographers (NCG), are concerned about the growing involvement of the US military in the discipline of geography. The … Continue reading

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Stern review of Research Excellence Framework

Lord Nicholas Stern’s review of the Research Excellence Framework is now available here. For those outside UK higher education, the REF is the means by which academic research is evaluated for league tables and funding. This independent review makes recommendations … Continue reading

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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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