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Hard to Follow Things: Natural Gas
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Hard to Follow Things: Natural Gas

  @Followthethings has just published a short post I recently wrote on the methodological challenges of following natural gas. You can check it out on their blog at: https://followtheblog.org/2017/08/21/guest-post-hard-to-follow-things-natural-gas-by-peter-forman/ While you are at it, why not check out Ian and his students’ work on their other website, http://www.followthethings.com? Continue reading

Dobraszczyk et al. (2016) ‘Global Undergrounds: Exploring cities within’
Book Review / Original Writing

Dobraszczyk et al. (2016) ‘Global Undergrounds: Exploring cities within’

This book review was written on behalf of the RGS-IBG Urban Geographies Research Group, and is reproduced here with their permission. For more book reviews, and for an overview of their current work, please go to: http://urban-geography.org.uk/ Title: “Global Undergrounds: Exploring Cities Within.” Editors: Dobraszczyk, P., López Galviz, C., & Garrett, L. Year of Publication: 2016, … Continue reading

NEW: Contemporary (In)Securities – student-run course blog
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NEW: Contemporary (In)Securities – student-run course blog

As part of our ‘Critical Security Studies’ course at the University of Tübingen this semester, students have been tasked with critically applying different approaches to security to contemporary political events. Check in regularly for new posts covering a broad range of topics, including security discourses in the so-called ‘EU migrant crisis’, the governance of Ebola, … Continue reading

New Book: “Security/Mobility: Politics of movement”
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New Book: “Security/Mobility: Politics of movement”

Congratulations to my friends and colleagues for the publication of their recent book, “Security/Mobility: Politics of Movement” – edited by Matthias Leese (Zurich) and Stef Wittendorp (Tübingen), and representing a much needed contribution to attempts to bring security and mobility together. The book includes chapters from: Marie Beauchamps, Marijn Hoijtink, Matthias Leese, Bruno Magalhães, Sharon Weinblum, & Stef … Continue reading

CONFERENCE: AAG 2017 – “Exploring the Modular, Material and Performative Politics of Security”
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CONFERENCE: AAG 2017 – “Exploring the Modular, Material and Performative Politics of Security”

AAG 2017 – Exploring the Modular, Material and Performative Politics of Security Organisers: Peter Forman & Nat O’Grady Session dates and times tbc. Critical geographies and security studies have led the way in dealing with the complex material entanglements and transformations that underpin and organise, but also complicate, modes of governance and security (Adey and … Continue reading

Governing Gas: Energy, Security, Circulation
Original Writing

Governing Gas: Energy, Security, Circulation

Thesis submitted December 2016. Abstract below. Natural gas is a troublesome and ‘wayward’ material (Bridge, 2004; 396). Amongst other qualities, it is invisible, intangible, naturally odorless, highly inflammable, and constantly resistant to the forces that contain it. This thesis provides an account of how these qualities both introduce a series of insecurities to everyday social … Continue reading