Politics & Political Theory

Interrogates the spatial dimensions of state power. Contributions analyze the material practices and modes of knowledge particular to anti-statist revolt, citizenship, bordering, interstate conflict, nationalism, political representation, segregation, sovereignty, surveillance, and warcraft among other areas. Especially attentive to demands for alternative forms of political life outside formal state channels.

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The geopolitics of presence and absence at the ruins of Fort Henry

This article draws on contemporary archaeology and assemblage theories in geography to put forward an understanding of everyday geopolitics that includes the presence of objects in the formation of state subjectivity.


Jacob C Miller, Manuel Prieto, Xurxo M. Ayán Vila

Hotspots and the geographies of humanitarianism

This article focuses on the humanitarian geographies of the hotspots. It argues that hotspots are humanitarian in both idea and practice by raising two fundamental questions that form the basis for the article: what is humanitarianism, and who is it for?


Polly Pallister-Wilkins

Start-up nationalism: The rationalities of neoliberal Zionism

This article by Joseph F Getzoff examines current manifestations of Zionist political-economy by analyzing discourses that frame Israel as a “Start-Up Nation”—that is, a unique economic achievement that offers a successful business model for the world.


Joseph F Getzoff

‘Defend the Ten’: Everyday dissensus against the slow spoiling of Lambeth’s libraries

Through an in-depth account of the struggle, Joe Penny's paper tells a story of the London Borough of Lambeth's nine-day occupation of Carnegie Library and presents how austerity measures are downloaded and rolled-out, as well as experienced and resisted in everyday and undecided ways.


Joe Penny

Subjects of truth: Resisting governmentality in Foucault’s 1980s

Responding to ongoing concerns that Michel Foucault’s influential governmentality analytics fail to enable the study of ‘resistance’, this paper analyses his last two lecture courses on ‘parrhesia’ (risky and courageous speech).


Stephen Legg

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