Articles and Chapters

This page first lists open access papers, and then provides links to other papers. A fuller list of publications is available at my Warwick website. Please contact me if something is missing from the list below.

There are separate pages for interviews; booksaudio and video; and reading lists. A few forthcoming pieces are available as preprints here.

You can read the introductions to Terror and Territory and The Birth of Territory at the Warwick Political Theory publications page.

Open Access

Elden, Stuart, Irrera, Orazio and Lorenzini, Daniele (2023) “Foucault before the Collège de France”, Theory, Culture and Society, Vol 40 Nos 1-2, 2023, 3-18.

Elden, S. “Foucault as Translator of Binswanger and von Weizsäcker”, Theory, Culture and Society, Vol 40 Nos 1-2, 2023.

Moore, Alison Downham and Elden, Stuart “Foucault’s 1960s Lectures on Sexuality“, Theory, Culture and Society, Vol 40 Nos 1-2, 2023, 279-93.

  • these three papers are part of a theme issue on “Foucault before the Collège de France” I co-edited with Daniele and Orazio. Just a couple of other papers, not all, are available open access.

Editing Georges Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna“, Berfrois, 2022.

Louis Althusser’s Théorie Series at François Maspero”, Verso blog, 2022

A Classical Foucault” (review of Paul Allen Miller, Foucault’s Seminars on Antiquity: Learning to Speak the Truth), Berfrois, 2022.

Steinberg, Philip, Ferloni, Greta, Aporta, Claudio, Bridge, Gavin, Chircop, Aldo, Coddington, Kate, Elden, Stuart, Kane, Stephanie C., Koivurova, Timo, Shadian, Jessica and Stammler-Gossmann, Anna (2022) “Navigating the structural coherence of sea ice” in Irus Braverman (ed.) Laws of the Sea: Interdisciplinary Currents. London: Routledge, 2022, pp. 165-183 [whole book is open access]

Elden, S. “Terrain, Politics, History”, Dialogues in Human Geography 11 (2), 2021, 170-189 (open access).

Elden, S. “How should we do the History of Territory?” in John Agnew ed. The Confines of TerritoryLondon: Routledge, November 2020 – a reprint of an earlier article, available here.

Elden, S. review of Mat Coleman and John Agnew, Handbook of the Geographies of PowerGeographical Research, 2019 (preprint)

Elden, S. “Home, Street, City: Farge, Foucault and the Spaces of the Lettres de cachet”, in Nancy Luxon (ed.), Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2019 (preprint).

Elden, S. “Territory/Territoriality” in Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies, 2019 – preprint.

Elden, S. “Michel Foucault, Histoire de la sexualité 4: Les aveux de la chair”, Theory, Culture and Society, Vol 35 No 7-8, 2018, pp. 293-311 (online version).

Elden, S. “Michel Foucault, Subjectivity and Truth” (review essay), Foucault Studies, No 24, 2018, pp. 201-5.

Elden, S. One or Two King Lears? Berfrois, 2017.

Elden, S. “The legacies of the Leave EU vote“, India Today, 30 June 2016 (if you have problems with this site, try here for a pdf).

Elden, S. “The Uncollected Foucault“, Foucault Studies, No 20, 2015,  pp. 340-53.

Lefebvre, H. “The Theory of Ground Rent and Rural Sociology“, translated by Matthew Dennis, edited by Stuart Elden and Adam David Morton, Antipode, Vol 48 No 1, 2016, pp. 67-73.

Elden, S. and Morton, A.D. “Thinking Past Henri Lefebvre: Introducing ‘The Theory of Ground Rent and Rural Sociology’“, Antipode, Vol 48 No 1, 2016, pp. 57-66.

Elden, S. “Writing by Accumulation”, in Suzanne Conklin Akbari (ed.) How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page, Brooklyn: Punctum Books, 2015, pp. 94-104.

Elden, S. “Theory and Other Languages”, E-IR, 9 July 2015.

Elden, S. “Peasant Revolts, Germanic Law and the Medieval Inquiry” (review of Foucault’s Théories et institutions pénales, Berfrois, 2 June 2015

Elden, S. “Confession, Flesh, Power and Truth” (review of Foucault’s Du gouvernement du vivants/On the Government of the Living and Mal faire, dire vrai/Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling)Berfrois, 2014.

Elden, S. “Dynamic Territories“, Ice Law Project website, 2014

Elden, S. “Discipline, Punish, Examine and Produce: Foucault’s La société punitive“, Berfrois, 2014.

Sigrist, P. “Territory and Transgression: A Conversation with Stuart Elden“, Polis, 2014.

Elden, S. “Grégoire Chamayou’s Manhunts: From Territory to Space?, The Funambulist Paper 46, 2014.

Elden, S. Leibniz and Geography: Geologist, Paleontologist, Biologist, Historian, Political Theorist and Geopolitician, Geographica Helvetica, 2013; 68: 81-93

Elden, S. “The Geopolitics of King Lear: Territory, Land, Earth“, Law and Literature, 2013; Vol 25 No 2, pp. 147-65.

Elden, S. “The Significance of Territory” (assessment of Jean Gottmann’s book, forty years on), Geographica Helvetica, 2013;68,65-68.

Elden, S. How should we do the history of territory? Territory, Politics, Governance. 2013;1:5-20.

Elden, S. Kant’s Geographies, Berfrois, 2013.

Elden, S. By Sovereignty of Nature: Ralph Fiennes’s Coriolanus, Berfrois, 2012.

Elden, S. טריטוריה. translated by Ariel Handel, Mafte’akh: Lexical Review of Political Thought. 2011;4:3-30. [original: ‘Land, Terrain, Territory’]

Elden, S. Lefebvre on Moments in Bik Van der Pol, Alissa Firth-Eagland and Urban Subjects (eds.), Momentarily: Learning from Mega-Events, Vancouver: Western Front, 2011, 24-29.

Elden, S., Gregory, D. and Sevilla-Buitrago, Á, Spaces of the Past, Histories of the Present: An Interview with Stuart Elden and Derek Gregory, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 2011; 10.2, 313-39.

Elden, S. V for Visibility, Society and Space open site, 2011 [a longer version appears in the open access Interstitial journal 2013]

Elden, S. Power, Nietzsche and the Greeks: Foucault’s Leçons sur la volonté de savoir, Berfrois, 2011.

Elden, S. Society and Space – Writing its History, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 2011.

Elden, S. Territory without Borders, Harvard International Review. 2011.

Elden, S. Reintroducing Kant’s Geography In Elden, S. & Mendieta, E. Reading Kant’s Geography. Albany, NY: StateUniversity of New York Press; 2011, 1-15.

Palin, M., Earle, S., Livingstone, D, Elden, S., Lowe, J. and Owen, L. Honouring geographers and contemporary exploration: from the archive to the ocean at the RGS-IBG Medals and Awards Ceremony 2011, The Geographical Journal, 2011; 177:279–287

Elden, S. Die Enstehung des Territorium. Erlanger Beiträge zur Kulturgeographie. 2011

Elden, S. Eugen Fink and the Question of the World. Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy. 2008;5:48-59.

Elden, S. The Exchange Economy of Peer Review, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 2008, 26.6, 911-3.

Elden, S. The Dragons Remain on this Map of the FutureTimes Higher Education, Feb 2 2007 (review of Harm de Blij, Why Geography Matters.

Holden, A. & Elden, S. ‘It cannot be a Real Person, a Concrete Individual’: Althusser and Foucault on Machiavelli’s Political Technique. Borderlands. 2006;4.

Elden, S. Certains naissent de façon posthume: la survie d’Henri Lefebvre. Actuel Marx. 2004;36:181-198.

Elden, S. Plague, Panopticon, Police. Surveillance and Society. 2003;1:240-253.

Cowan, S. & Elden, S. Words, desires and ideas: Freud, Foucault and the hermaphroditic roots of bisexuality. Pli: Warwick Journal of Philosophy. 2002;13:79-99.

Other pieces available online

Elden, S. “Foucault and Shakespeare: The Theatre of Madness”, in Kélina Gotman and Tony Fisher (eds.), Foucault’s Theatres, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019, pp. 99-109.

Elden, S. “Ceremony, Genealogy, Political Theology”, in Shirin M. Rai, Milija Gluhovic, Silvija Jestrovic and Michael Saward (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Politics and Performance, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.

Elden, S. “Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?“, Territory, Politics, Governance, Vol 7 No 3, 2019, pp. 289-96 .

Elden, S. “Legal Terrain: The Political Materiality of Territory“, London Review of International Law, Vol 5 No 2, 2017.

Elden, S. “Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre, Politics“, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Vol 55, Spindel Supplement S1, 2017, pp. 153-172.

Koleva, A., “Foucault and Intellectual History: An interview with Stuart Elden on his book FOUCAULT’s LAST DECADE (Polity Press, 2016)”, translation into Bulgarian in Sociological Problems {Социологически проблеми} – English version in Foucault Studies.

Elden, S. “Foucault and Geometrics”, in Philippe Bonditti, Didier Bigo and Frédéric Gros (eds.), Foucault and the Modern International: Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Elden, S. “A More Marxist Foucault? Reading La société punitive”, Historical Materialism, Vol 23 No 4, 2015, pp. 149-68.

Elden, S. “From Hinterland to the Global: New Books on Historical and Political Understandings of Territory” (review essay of Jordan Branch, The Cartographic State; Saskia Sassen, Expulsions; Tom Scott, The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600 and Darshan Vigneswaran, Territory, Migration, and the Evolution of the International System), Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol 33 No 1, 2015, pp. 185-90.

Elden, S. “The Geopolitics of Boko Haram and Nigeria’s War on Terror”, The Geographical Journal, Vol 180 No 4, 2014, pp. 414-25.

Elden, S. “Necessary, but not Sufficient: Geography, Territory and the History of Ideas”, Dialogues in Human Geography, 2014; 4: 320-3 (a reply to John Agnew).

Elden, S. The Political Bodies of Coriolanus, in Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear (eds.), International Politics and Performance: Critical Aesthetics and Creative Practice, London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 182-203.

Elden, S. Secure the Volume: Vertical Geopolitics and the Depth of Power. Political Geography. 2013;32:35-51.

Elden, S. Worlds, Temperaments, Engagements: Introducing Peter Sloterdijk in Stuart Elden (ed.), Sloterdijk Now, Cambridge: Polity, 2012, pp. 1-16.

Elden, S. A Thousand Year Conclusion: Machination and Calculation in the Nietzsche lectures, in Babette Babich, Alfred Denker and Holger Zaborowski (eds.), Heidegger und Nietzsche, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012, pp. 343-55.

Elden, S. Territory Part I, in J.A. Agnew and J.S. Duncan (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pp. 260-70.

Elden, S. The Space of the World, New Geographies, No 4, 2011, pp. 26-31.

Elden, S. Land, Terrain, Territory. Progress in Human Geography, 2010;34:799-817.

Elden, S. Reading Schmitt Geopolitically: Nomos, Territory and Großraum. Radical Philosophy. 2010;161:18-26.

Elden, S. “Bartolus of Sassoferrato and the Emergence of Territorial Sovereignty”, in Akihiro Kinda et. al. (eds.), Proceedings of 14th International Congress of Historical Geographers, Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 2010, pp. 48-49.

Elden, S. Thinking Territory Politically. Political Geography. 2010;29:238-241.

Ennis, P. “Interview with Stuart Elden”, in Post-Continental Voices: Selected Interviews, London: Zero Books, 2010, pp. 35-47.

Elden, S. Philosophy and Human Geography in Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Oxford: Elsevier, 2009; 8: 145-50.

Elden, S. Space in Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Oxford: Elsevier, 2009, 10: 262-7.

Elden, S. Reassessing Kant’s Geography. Journal of Historical Geography. 2009;35:3-25.

Brenner, N. & Elden, S. Henri Lefebvre on State, Space, Territory. International Political Sociology. 2009;3:353-377.

Elden, S. & Mendieta, E. Being-With as Making Worlds: The ‘Second Coming’ of Peter Sloterdijk. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2009;27:1-11.

Brenner, N. & Elden, S. State, Space, World: Henri Lefebvre and the Survival of Capitalism. In: Brenner, N. & Elden, S. Henri Lefebvre, State, Space, World: Selected Essays. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press; 2009:1-48.

Elden, S. & Williams, A. The Territorial Integrity of Iraq, 2003-2007: Invocation, Violation, Viability. Geoforum. 2009;40:407-417.

Elden, S. Place Symbolism and Land Politics in Beowulf. Cultural Geographies. 2009;16:447-463.

Elden, S. Strategies for Waging Peace: Foucault as collaborateur, in Michael Dillon and Andrew Neal (eds.), Foucault: Politics, Society, and War, London: Palgrave, 2008, pp. 21-39.

Elden, S. Dialectics and the Measure of the World. Environment and Planning A. 2008;40:2641-51.

Dodds, K. & Elden, S. Thinking Ahead: David Cameron, the Henry Jackson Society and the British Neoconservatives. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 2008;10:347-363.

Elden, S. Lefebvre and Axelos: Mondialisation before Globalisation. In: Goonewardena, K., Kipfer, S., Milgrom, R. & Schmid, C. Space, Difference, Everyday Life: Reading Henri Lefebvre. New York: Routledge; 2008:80-93.

Elden, S. Rethinking Governmentality. Political Geography. 2007;26:29-33.

Elden, S. Terror and Territory. Antipode. 2007;39:821-45.

Elden, S. Governmentality, calculation, territory. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2007;25:562-580.

Elden, S. There is a Politics of Space because Space is Political: Henri Lefebvre and the Production of Space. Radical Philosophy Review. 2007;10:101-116.

Elden, S. Blair, Neo-Conservatism and The War on Territorial Integrity. International Politics. 2007;44:37-57.

Bialasiewicz, L., Campbell, D., Elden, S., Graham, S., Jeffrey, A & Williams, A. J. Performing security: The imaginative geographies of current US strategy. Political Geography. 2007;26:357-82.

Crampton, J. and Elden, S. Introduction – Space, Knowledge, and Power: Foucault and Geography in Jeremy Crampton and Stuart Elden (eds.), Space, Knowledge, Power: Foucault and Geography, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007, pp. 1-16.

Elden, S. Strategy, Medicine and Habitat: Foucault in 1976 in Jeremy Crampton and Stuart Elden (eds.), Space, Knowledge, Power: Foucault and Geography, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007, pp. 67-81.

Elden, S. & Bialasiewicz, L. The New Geopolitics of Division and the Problem of a Kantian Europe. Review of International Studies. 2006;32:623-644.

Elden, S. Spaces of Humanitarian Exception. Geografiska Annaler B: Human Geography. 2006;88:477-485.

Elden S, 2006, “Introducing Kostas Axelos and ‘the world’” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 24(5): 639–642

Elden, S. Contingent Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity and the Sanctity of Borders. SAIS Review of International Affairs. 2006;29:11-24.

Elden, S. Heidegger’s Animals. Continental Philosophy Review. 2006;39:273-91.

Elden, S. National Socialism and the Politics of Calculation. Social and Cultural Geography. 2006;7:753-769.

Elden, S. Discipline, Health and Madness: Foucault’s ‘Le pouvoir psychiatrique’. History of the Human Sciences. 2006;19:39-66.

Elden, S. Some are Born Posthumously: The French Afterlife of Henri Lefebvre. Historical Materialism. 2006;14:185-202.

Elden, S. The State of Territory Under Globalization: Empire and the Politics of Reterritorialization. In Margaroni, M. & Yiannopoulou, E. Metaphoricity and the Politics of Mobility: Figures of Displacement in Contemporary Literature, Arts and Politics. Amsterdam: Rodopi; 2006:47-66.

Elden, S. The Place of the Polis: Political Blindness in Judith Butler’s Antigone’s Claim Theory and Event, Vol 8 No 1, 2005.

Elden, S. Reading Logos as Speech: Heidegger, Aristotle and Rhetorical Politics. Philosophy and Rhetoric. 2005;38:281-301.

Elden, S. Contributions to geography? The spaces of Heidegger’s Beiträge. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2005;23:811-827.

Elden, S. Territorial integrity and the war on terror. Environment and Planning A. 2005;37:2083-2104.

Elden, S. Missing the point: globalization, deterritorialization and the space of the world. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 2005;30:8-19.

Elden, S. Genealogy, Ontology and the Political: Three Conceptual Questions to Engin Isin. Political Geography. 2005;24:355-359.

Elden, S. The Problem of Confession: The Productive Failure of Foucault’s ‘History of Sexuality’. Journal for Cultural Research. 2005;9:23-41.

Bialasiewicz, L., Elden, S. & Painter, J. The Constitution of EU territory. Comparative European Politics. 2005;3:333-363.

Elden, S. ‘Räumen ist Freigabe von Orten’: Place, Calculation and Politics in Hemming’s Postmodernity’s Transcending. In: De Maeseneer, Y. God out of Place? A Symposium on L.P. Hemming’s Postmodernity’s Transcending: Devaluing God. Utrecht: Ars Disputandi; 2005:39-47.

Elden, S. Mondialisation without the World: Interview with Kostas Axelos. Radical Philosophy. 2005;130:25-28.

Elden, S. Kostas Axelos and the World of the Arguments Circle. In: Bourg, J. After the Deluge: New Perspectives on Postwar French Intellectual and Cultural History of Postwar France. Lanham: Lexington Books; 2004:125-148.

Elden, S. Henri Lefebvre, in Christopher John Murray (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Modern French Thought, New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004, pp. 410-3.

Elden, S. To Say Nothing of God: Heidegger’s Holy Atheism, The Heythrop Journal, 2004: 45.3: 344-8 (on Laurence Paul Hemming, Heidegger’s Atheism: The Refusal of a Theological Voice).

Elden, S. Rhythmanalysis: An Introduction (& notes) in Henri Lefebvre, Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life, translated by Stuart Elden and Gerald Moore, London/New York: Athlone/Continuum, 2004, pp. vii-xv.

Elden, S. Between Marx and Heidegger: Politics, Philosophy and Lefebvre’s ‘The Production of Space’. Antipode. 2004;36:86-105.

Elden, S. Taking the measure of the Beiträge: Heidegger, National Socialism and the Calculation of the Political. European Journal of Political Theory. 2003;2:35-56.

Elden, S. Another sense of Demos: Kleisthenes and the Greek division of the Polis. Democratization. 2003;10:135-156.

Elden, S. Reading Genealogy as Historical Ontology in Alan Rosenberg and Alan Milchman (eds.), Foucault/Heidegger: Critical Encounters, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003, pp. 187-205.

Elden, S. Through the eyes of the fantastic: Lefebvre, Rabelais and intellectual history. Historical Materialism. 2002;10:89-111.

Elden, S. The War of Races and the Constitution of the State: Foucault’s «Il faut défendre la société» and the Politics of Calculation. boundary 2. 2002;29:125-151.

Elden, S. The place of geometry: Heidegger’s mathematical excursus on Aristotle. The Heythrop Journal. 2001;42:311-328.

Elden, S. The constitution of the normal: monsters and masturbation at the Collège de France. boundary 2. 2001;28:91-105.

Elden, S. Politics, philosophy, geography: Henri Lefebvre in recent Anglo-American scholarship. Antipode. 2001;33:809-825.

Brenner, N. & Elden, S. Henri Lefebvre in contexts: An introduction. Antipode. 2001;33:763-768.

Elden, S. Rethinking the Polis: Implications of Heidegger’s Questioning the Political. Political Geography. 2000;19:407-422.

Elden, S. Heidegger’s Hölderlin and the Importance of PlaceJournal of the British Society for Phenomenology. 1999;30.3, 258-74.

Also see Google Books and Durham Research Online which has preprints of some articles.

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