Category Archives: Politics

Pod Save Austria – English version of talk and discussion on ‘Terror and the State of Territory’

I shared the German version of this last week, but the English version is now available online. Pod Save Austria – ‘Terror and the State of Territory’ It begins with a 15 minute talk by me, and then a discussion … Continue reading

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Yanis Varoufakis, Shaking the Superflux: Shakespeare, economics, and the possibility of justice – 6th Annual Shakespeare Rose Lecture (transcript)

In March, Yanis Varoufakis, gave the 6th Annual Shakespeare Lecture at the Rose Theatre Kingston. Entitled “Shaking the Superflux: Shakespeare, economics, and the possibility of justice”, a transcript is available here.

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Ben Clift, The IMF and the Politics of Austerity in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis – now out with OUP

A new book by friend and Warwick colleague Ben Clift – The IMF and the Politics of Austerity in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis – is now out with OUP. This book explores the IMF’s role within the … Continue reading

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Bernard E. Harcourt, The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens (out in February with Basic Books)

Bernard E. Harcourt, The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens – out in February with Basic Books. A distinguished political theorist sounds the alarm about the counterinsurgency strategies used to govern Americans Militarized police officers with … Continue reading

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Books received – Freud, Beckman on Deleuze, Heidegger, Olson, Hanawalt, Willetts

Freud’s Therapy and Technique; Frida Beckman’s Gilles Deleuze; the latest volume of Heidegger’s Gesamtausgabe; Kevin Olson’s Imagined Sovereignties: The Power of the People and Other Myths of the Modern Age; Barbara Hanawalt’s Ceremony and Civility: Civic Culture in Late Medieval London; and David Willett’s A University … Continue reading

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Matthew Longo, Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 – now out with CUP

Matthew Longo, Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 – now out with Cambridge University Press. Borders sit at the center of global politics. Yet they are too often understood as thin lines, as they appear on … Continue reading

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My favourite academic books of 2017

  I don’t think I read as many new books this year as previous years, and the ‘to read’ piles get ever higher… But these are the academic books published in 2017 which I particularly liked: Update: the lists for … Continue reading

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Navigating Marx in the Age of Trump: An Interview With David Harvey

Navigating Marx in the Age of Trump: An Interview With David Harvey in The Observer This fall marks the 150th anniversary since the publication of Karl Marx’s Capital. In his groundbreaking series, Marx famously defined capital as value in motion, architecting an … Continue reading

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Book censorship in Turkey including Althusser, Spinoza and Camus

Thanks to G.M. Goshgarian for bringing this to my attention – Books come under suspicion in post-coup Turkey. This obviously needs to be seen in the wider context of Turkish politics, but seems indicative of what is being reported about academics … Continue reading

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The Struggle to Defend One of the Largest Universities of Brazil

‘The Struggle to Defend One of the Largest Universities of Brazil’ by Esther Arantes, Heliana Conde, and Estela Scheinvar – full statement here. Thanks to Marcelo Hoffman for sending me this.  

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