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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
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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

Undergraduate Guide: Reflections from the Other Side
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Undergraduate Guide: Reflections from the Other Side

Please click on the link below to download the short guide that I have recently put together from the tutorial blog posts I have written over the last couple of years for first year human geography undergraduates. The guide provides a series of reflections upon some of the things that I wish I had known or done differently when I … Continue reading

CONFERENCE: Finalised ISA 2017 Panel “Modular Performances of Security”
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CONFERENCE: Finalised ISA 2017 Panel “Modular Performances of Security”

MODULAR PERFORMANCES OF SECURITY Please see below for details of our upcoming panel (subject to acceptance) at the ISA Annual Conference in Baltimore next year. For further information, please contact: peter.forman@durham.ac.uk, or gglouftsios01@qub.ac.uk — “MODULAR PERFORMANCES OF SECURITY” ISA Annual Conference 2017 (Baltimore, USA)   Organisers: Peter Forman (Durham University, UK) Georgos Glouftsios (Queen’s University, Belfast)   … Continue reading

VIDEO: Timothy Mitchell ‘Carbon Democracy and the Corporate Future’
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VIDEO: Timothy Mitchell ‘Carbon Democracy and the Corporate Future’

A recording of Timothy Mitchell’s Durham public lecture from last year – organised by the Durham Energy Institute. Tim provides a fascinating discussion of the political entanglements surrounding energy circulations, drawing upon (and going beyond) arguments made within his excellent book ‘Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil’ (Available from Verso: http://www.versobooks.com/books/1020-carbon-democracy). Well worth a watch if … Continue reading