Category Archives: teaching

The morning after the day before – contemporary politics and research directions

There are many things on which to reflect from yesterday’s events in the USA. One side of my extended family is in Ohio, Michigan and Alabama, so this is personally as well as generally political. But I was supposed to … Continue reading

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A new term at Warwick – teaching but also some research

On Monday a new term at Warwick began. My teaching is blocked into term 1, and most of it is in the first few weeks, so this is a busy time. I’m also heading to California next week for the … Continue reading

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Interview with Saskia Sassen at Figure/Ground

A brief interview with Saskia Sassen at Figure/Ground, mainly on teaching and changing technologies.

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Umberto Eco, How to Write a Thesis – reviewed in Times Higher Education

As previously mentioned, Umberto Eco’s 1977 book How to Write a Thesis now out in translation from MIT Press – it is reviewed in The Times Higher Education by Robert Eaglestone – thanks to Dean Bond for the link. Here’s the concluding … Continue reading

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Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong

Decent piece in The Guardian on maps and projections in relation to Africa. I often use examples just like this at the beginning of courses on territory and geopolitics.

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State, Power, Freedom: European Political Theory – outline for teaching next year

One of the things I was looking forward to, now back in a Politics department, was to teach some political theory. So, this is the outline of a planned module for either final year undergraduates or MA students. It revolves … Continue reading

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Burning Issues: Geopolitics Today – webpage for Warwick class

My MA lecture class at Warwick, Burning Issues: Geopolitics Today now has a webpage.

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Pangaea with today’s boundaries

Click on image for larger sizes. I can imagine this as the beginning of an interesting class discussion. Thanks to Antoine Bousquet for the link.

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Burning Issues: Geopolitics Today

This autumn I’ll be teaching a course for incoming Masters students at Warwick on global events, which should be useful for their broader studies. The topics are intentionally general so that the examples can be contemporary and potentially updated in … Continue reading

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Teaching Political Geography

The latest issue of Political Geography includes an interesting discussion of teaching the sub-discipline. Written by Alison J. Williams, Alex Jeffrey, Fiona McConnell, Nick Megoran, Kye Askins, Nick Gill, Catherine Nash and Raksha Pande, it discusses actual classroom practices and gives … Continue reading

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