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27. IV 2016 I have returned there where I had never been Debt and guilt are two intimately related concepts. In some languages (Sanskrit, Aramaic, Hebrew, German) the two words even have the…

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Politics

‘Trump is a Xenophobic Fascist’ says Clooney

As things begin to hot up in the US presidential election, Donald Trump is being accused of bank fraud and mafia connection by the BBC. In this… 1,467 more words

Politics

Normality and Whiteness

Matthew Frye Jacobson’s Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race explores the making and remaking of race in the United States, especially in relation to European immigration. 580 more words

Mitchell Dean "Demonic Societies"

Dean, Mitchell 2001. “Demonic Societies”: Liberalism, Biopolitics, and Sovereignty. – Hansen, Thomas Blom; Stepputat, Finn (eds). States of Imagination. Ethnographic Explorations of the Postcolonial State… 1,246 more words

NEW BOOK: Assembling Policy

I am Sebastian Ureta and Nicholas has invited me to discuss my new (November 2015) book Assembling Policy.

Also, I owe a big thank you to  360 more words

Article: Foucault-Phobia and the Problem with the Critique of Neoliberal Ideology: A Response to Downey et al.

As part of a special section of Media, Culture & Society on ideology and media studies (also featuring articles from John Corner and Sean Phelan), I’ve written this response to an earlier article by John Downey, Gavan Titley and Jason Toynbee. 4,464 more words

Articles

On planning, violations and the limits of informality; an interview with Jayaraj Sundaresan

After twenty years working in Indian cities as an architect-planner-researcher, Jayaraj Sundaresan challenged existing urban theory to explain planning violations in Bangalore.

When I tell people I study urban governance and planning in Rio de Janeiro, a common response is a scoffing, ‘what urban planning?!’ Despite elaborate planning structures, many people think “chaos” or “dysfunction” in cities of the Global South are a result of a lack of planning policy, expertise, and enforcement. 1,862 more words

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