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The 2016 Rio Olympic Games: A Geographical Perspective on Medal Win Levels

Adrian Kavanagh(An updated version of this blog post may be viewed on Adrian Kavanagh’s blog site.)

The 2016 (Summer) Olympic Games concluded last night in Rio de Janeiro. 1,816 more words

Political Geography

A Geographical Overview of (Summer) Olympic Game medal win levels (1896-2012)

Adrian Kavanagh (An updated version of this post may be viewed on Adrian Kavanagh blog site.)

The (modern) Olympic Games have been in existence since 1896, with the Summer Games having been held every four years since then with the notable exceptions of 1916, 1940 and 1944, when the Games had to be cancelled due to World Wars I and II. 1,831 more words

Adrian Kavanagh

Maser’s ‘Repeal the 8th’ mural: Street art, abortion access and the battle over public space in Ireland

After the removal of Irish street artist Maser’s ‘Repeal the 8th’ mural from Temple bar this week, Lorna O’Hara – an IRC-funded PhD student in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University – reflects on the battle over public space that has characterised the debate over abortion access in Ireland in recent years. 1,787 more words

Human Geography

Fracturing Britain: the end of the United Kingdom?

Last year’s 2015 general election revealed a Britain that was increasingly fractured between nations, between the north and south of England, and between more prosperous metropolitan and deprived areas. 568 more words

The materiality of archives -- preliminaries for the work of forging solidarities

Three years ago today, I was in Mexico City for one of my research trips. I’m revisiting the notes and photographs from this particular trip today as I return to writing a review article on political geographies of memory and aesthetics. 457 more words


Duterte’s Tough Talk Paves Way for Federal Philippines

The election of Rodrigo Duterte, the long-serving, tough-talking Mayor of Davao City, to the office of the President has given renewed impetus to some serious talk about restructuring the Philippines from a unitary to a federal system of government. 691 more words


Reading the Landscape: Decoding the Meaning of Built and Biological Environments

“It seems ironic that, no matter how fleeting or for how long—inquiry starts with stopping in order to observe what is going on, to notice something that is happening, to watch and see, listen and hear.” 2,439 more words