Category Archives: Territory

The rush to claim an undersea mountain range (BBC News)

The rush to claim an undersea mountain range (BBC News) Interesting piece on the Lomonosov Ridge between Siberia, Greenland and Canada. Klaus Dodds, Phil Steinberg and Ingrid Medby all interviewed.

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Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place – Oxford University Press, August 2020

Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place – Oxford University Press, August 2020 When are borders justified? Who has a right to control them? Where should they be drawn? Today people think of borders as an island’s … Continue reading

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Two reviews of Shakespearean Territories (University of Chicago Press, 2018) by Sarah Dustagheer and Karen Culcasi

Two generous and thoughtful reviews of Shakespearean Territories (University of Chicago Press, 2018) – Karen Culcasi in Journal of Historical Geography (open access) – Sarah Dustagheer by Social and Cultural Geography (requires subscription, unfortunately) Here’s the beginning of the first review: Stuart Elden’s latest book Shakespearean … Continue reading

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Josephat Ezenwajiaku, State Territory and International Law – Routledge, July 2020

Josephat Ezenwajiaku, State Territory and International Law – Routledge, July 2020   This book proposes a re-interpretation of Article 2(4) of the Charter of the United Nations to read, or at least include, respect for the inviolability of State territory. … Continue reading

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Terrains and Territories – Stuart Elden and Nico Buitendag discussion at Undisciplined

Terrains and Territories – Stuart Elden and Nico Buitendag discussion at Undisciplined Many thanks to Nico for this invitation, and for a wide-ranging discussion that touches on nearly everything I’ve worked on. This is part of a series of discussions … Continue reading

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Books received – Dumézil, Sabot, Ehlers and Krupar, Hyppolite, Loraux et al, Beaufret, Landscape as Territory

A mixed pile of things, mainly bought second-hand; along with two books I was sent – Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar, Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-Making, and Landscape as Territory, edited by Clara Olóriz Sanjuán. The last has a transcription of a … Continue reading

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‘Territory without Borders’ – my 2011 piece translated into Turkish by Utku Özmakas

‘Territory without Borders‘ – my short 2011 piece published in the Harvard International Review has been translated into Turkish by Utku Özmakas. Many thanks to Utku for doing this translation – and for alerting me and the journal that the … Continue reading

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Anna Stilz, Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration – OUP, October 2019 and discussion

Anna Stilz, Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration – OUP, October 2019 Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration offers a qualified defense of a territorial states-system. It argues that three core values-occupancy, basic justice, and collective self-determination-are served by an international system … Continue reading

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Mark Usher, ‘Territory Incognita’, Progress in Human Geography

Mark Usher, ‘Territory Incognita’, Progress in Human Geography, https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132519879492 (requires subscription) Tracing the lineage of territorial theorization, from legal container through dialectical, strategic and rhizomatic interpretations, this paper contends that more-than-human aspects of territory have been routinely circumvented by scholars seeking … Continue reading

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Land and Territory – Thinking Aloud with Brett Christophers and Penelope Anthias

Land and territory on Thinking Allowed Land Struggles: From Bolivia to Britain, the way that land is owned and controlled is central to many contemporary inequalities and political battles. Laurie Taylor talks to Brett Christophers, Professor in the Department of Social … Continue reading

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