Category Archives: Politics

Alexander Vasudevan, The Autonomous City: A History of Urban Squatting – Verso

Alexander Vasudevan, The Autonomous City: A History of Urban Squatting forthcoming with Verso in April. A radical history of squatting and the struggle for the right to remake the city The Autonomous City is the first popular history of squatting as practised … Continue reading

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‘Measuring Territories: The Techniques of Rule’ – talk to Kingston Shakespeare seminar, Rose Theatre, 16 March 2017

On Thursday I’ll be giving a talk at the Rose Theatre to the Kingston Shakespeare seminar, entitled ‘Measuring Territories: The Techniques of Rule’. It’s a version of Chapter 7 of my Shakespearean Territories manuscript. Speaking about Shakespeare in a theatre … Continue reading

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Territory in Indeterminate and Changing Environments workshop – Amsterdam, 12 May 2017

As part of my visit to Amsterdam between April and June I’m organising the first of the two Territory sub-theme workshops of the ICE-LAW Project. It will be on 12 May 2017. This workshop critically examines the extent to which … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Research Assessment – report on the REF 2014

‘The Challenges of Research Assessment‘ – report on the REF 2014. News report in the THE here.  

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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’.

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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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