Category Archives: Politics

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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James D Boys interview on US foreign policy from Clinton to Trump

James D Boys recently gave a department seminar at Warwick on his forthcoming book Clinton’s War On Terror. While he was visiting, he was interviewed for Warwick Student Union radio. Henry Riley spoke to American Historian and Foreign Policy expert Dr … Continue reading

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Eyal Weizman, Vertical Apartheid in Israel-Palestine – new preface (open access) to Hollow Land

Eyal Weizman, ‘Vertical Apartheid in Israel-Palestine‘ a new preface (open access) to the re-edition of his classic Hollow Land.

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Stuart Elden, Speaking Against Number (EUP 2006) now available at reduced price

My 2006 book Speaking Against Number: Heidegger, Language and the Politics of Calculation is now available at reduced price from Edinburgh University Press. It was only ever published in hardback, and previously available only at a very high price. It’s … Continue reading

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Territory Beyond Terra, edited by Kimberley Peters, Philip Steinberg, and Elaine Stratford – forthcoming in December 2017

Territory Beyond Terra, edited by Kimberley Peters, Philip Steinberg, and Elaine Stratford – forthcoming in December 2017. At the root of our understanding of territory is the concept of terra—land—a surface of fixed points with stable features that can be … Continue reading

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China Miéville, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution from Verso (currently 50% off with bundled e-book)

China Miéville, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution from Verso (currently 50% off with bundled e-book) On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, China Miéville tells the extraordinary story of this pivotal moment in history. In February of 1917 Russia was … Continue reading

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Ivan Krastev and Luiza Bialasiewicz on the future of the EU

Ivan Krastev and Luiza Bialasiewicz on the future of the EU – a discussion last week in Amsterdam: Will the European Union survive 2017? What will the elections in countries crucial for Europe’s future bring? And why is it that … Continue reading

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