Category Archives: Sovereignty

Jeremy Crampton – The Costs of Security

Engaging and timely discussion by Jeremy Crampton on security, surveillance and the state.

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Obama speaks about drone wars

Originally posted on Drone Wars UK:
On Thursday (23 Oct) President Obama gave a much-trailed speech on counterterrorism, large parts of which focused on the US use of drones.  At the same time a ‘fact sheet’ on US policy on…

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Video abstract – Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola talks about ‘Neoliberalizing Border Management in Finland and Schengen’

Originally posted on AntipodeFoundation.org:
“…contemporary performances of border enforcement and security cannot be understood as distinct from the process of neoliberalization.” So argues University of Oulu geographer Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola in her forthcoming Antipode paper ‘Neoliberalizing Border Management in Finland…

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Visualizations of Conflict

My comment on why up-close-and-personal films about war don’t bring us any closer to the reality of the battlefield on OpenCanada.org as part of their in depth analysis of the Hot Docs festival.

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What We Talked About At ISA: Teaching Gender and War: Some Reflections on Negotiating the Five Stages of Feminist Consciousness/Grief in Undergraduate Students

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
A guest post in our current series on ISA presentations from Victoria Basham, who is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Exeter. Victoria’s research draws on feminist and sociological theory to explore…

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
International Political Sociology has just put together an open access virtual theme issue on Territorialities, Spaces, Geographies – including papers by Nisha Shah, John Agnew, Neil Brenner and me, and Nick Vaughan-Williams: This special issue presents…

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The Birth of Territory – University of Chicago Press page and preorder

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
The University of Chicago Press page for my book The Birth of Territory is now up with the description, an endorsement from John Agnew, and the table of contents. It will be available in cloth and paperback simultaneously.…

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