Culture as Renewable Oil How Territory, Bureaucratic Power and Culture Coalesce in the Venezuelan Petrostate
The Challenges of Democracy in the War on Terror The Liberal State before the Advance of Terrorism
Migration, Squatting and Radical Autonomy
Externalizing Migration Management Europe, North America and the spread of 'remote control' practices
By Barney Warf, John Heppen
September 26, 2022
This timely, insightful and expert-led volume interprets the 2020 U.S. Presidential election from a geographical standpoint, with a focus on its spatial dimensions. With contributions from leading thinkers, this book highlights the unique circumstances of the election, including the covid pandemic ...
By Harald Bauder
February 14, 2022
From Sovereignty to Solidarity seeks to re-imagine human mobility in ways that are de-linked from national sovereignty. Using examples from around the world, the author examines contemporary practices of solidarity to illustrate what such a conceptualization of human mobility looks like. He ...
By Caleb Johnston, Geraldine Pratt
October 22, 2019
This book follows the travels of Nanay, a testimonial theatre play developed from research with migrant domestic workers in Canada, as it was recreated and restaged in different places around the globe. This work examines how Canadian migration policy is embedded across and within histories of ...
By Luiza Bialasiewicz, Valentina Gentile
October 17, 2019
This book offers interdisciplinary and cross-national perspectives on the challenges of negotiating the contours of religious tolerance in Europe. In today’s Europe, religions and religious individuals are increasingly framed as both an internal and external security threat. This is evident in ...
By Paul Cloke, Christopher Baker, Callum Sutherland, Andrew Williams
January 21, 2019
This book explores the hopeful possibility that emerging geographies of postsecularity are able to contribute significantly to the understanding of how common life may be shared, and how caring for the common goods of social justice, well-being, equality, solidarity and respect for difference may ...
By Penélope Plaza Azuaje
December 21, 2018
This book unpacks the links between oil energy, state power, urban space and culture, by looking at the Petro-Socialist Venezuelan oil state. It challenges the disciplinary compartmentalisation of the analysis of the material and cultural effects of oil to demonstrate that within the Petrostate, ...
By Matthew G. Hannah
November 13, 2018
The embodied directedness of human practice has long been neglected in critical socio-spatial theory, in favor of analyses focused upon distance and proximity. This book illustrates the absence of a sense for direction in much theoretical discourse and lays important groundwork for redressing this ...
By Nicole Gombay, Marcela Palomino-Schalscha
September 08, 2018
In the aftermath of colonial occupation, Indigenous peoples have long fought to assert their sovereignty. This requires that settler colonial societies comprehend the inadequacy of their responses to Indigenous peoples’ contestations of existing power relations. Taking an international and ...
By Maximiliano E. Korstanje
August 06, 2018
This book unravels the role of democracy after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and reflects important debates surrounding the security of Muslim communities in the years to come. It looks at the problems of torture, violence and the legal resources available to contemporary democracies to confront ...
By Holly Eva Ryan
August 28, 2018
Recent global events, including the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings, Occupy movements and anti-austerity protests across Europe have renewed scholarly and public interest in collective action, protest strategies and activist subcultures. We know that social movements do not just contest and politicise ...
By Pierpaolo Mudu, Sutapa Chattopadhyay
August 14, 2018
This book offers a unique contribution, exploring how the intersections among migrants and radical squatters' movements have evolved over past decades. The complexity and importance of squatting practices are analyzed from a bottom-up perspective, to demonstrate how the spaces of squatting can be ...
By Jessica Pykett, Rhys Jones, Mark Whitehead
June 14, 2018
There have been significant developments in the state of psychological, neuroscientific and behavioural scientific knowledge relating to the human mind, brain, action and decision-making over the past two decades. These developments have influenced public policy making and popular culture in the UK...
By Ruben Zaiotti
February 12, 2018
The extension of border controls beyond a country’s territory to regulate the flows of migrants before they arrive has become a popular and highly controversial policy practice. Today, remote control policies are more visible, complex and widespread than ever before, raising various ethical, ...
By Koichi Koizumi, Gerhard Hoffstaedter
February 06, 2018
Urban refugees now account for over half the total number of refugees worldwide. Yet to date, far more research has been done on refugees living in camps and settlements set up expressly for them. This book provides crucial insights into the worldwide phenomenon of refugee flows into urban settings...
By Patricia Burke Wood
December 22, 2017
Were the occupations of 2010–11 – from Spain to Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street – a success or failure? Are they the model for urban radical politics? This book challenges common understandings and underlying assumptions of what constitutes activism and resistance. It ...
By Doerthe Rosenow
November 10, 2017
Much environmental activism is caught in a logic that plays science against emotion, objective evidence against partisan aims, and human interest against a nature that has intrinsic value. Radical activists, by contrast, play down the role of science in determining environmental politics, but read ...
By Robert A. Saunders
July 19, 2016
This seminal book explores the complex relationship between popular geopolitics and nation branding among the Newly Independent States of Eurasia, and their combined role in shaping contemporary national image and statecraft within and beyond the region. It provides critical perspectives on ...
By Richard Bower
June 27, 2016
As with so many facets of contemporary western life, architecture and space are often experienced and understood as a commodity or product. The premise of this book is to offer alternatives to the practices and values of such westernised space and Architecture (with a capital A), by exploring the ...
By Samuel Kirwan, Leila Dawney, Julian Brigstocke
November 04, 2015
Across the globe, political movements opposing privatisation, enclosures, and other spatial controls are coalescing towards the idea of the ‘commons’. As a result, struggles over the commons and common life are now coming to the forefront of both political activism and scholarly enquiry. This book ...