Politics - State - Space is an open scholarly community that provides an enabling environment for the pursuit of cutting-edge political geography. Scholars affiliated with PSS pursue a range of research questions and substantive concerns which they approach using a range of research methods and styles of thought.
At the core of PSS lays a shared commitment to understanding how various geographies give form to the political. Several such geographies are currently being investigated by affiliated staff. These include: the everyday, affect, gender, borders, assemblage, territory, difference and mobility.
The current empirical thrust of much of this research is centred on contemporary social phenomena such as neoliberalism, postcolonial economies and development, environmental and climate change, security, practices of territorialisation and the world of data.
The work of the cluster is centred on three sets of related activities: international workshops, departmental seminars and a series of research-enhancing activities, including reading groups, semi-structured research conversations, and social events.
For more information about, Politics, States, Space, please contact the Cluster Convenor Dr Andrew Baldwin.
Forthcoming Books by Cluster-affiliated Staff
- The Persistence of Nationalism: from imagined communities to urban encounters by Angharad Closs-Stephens (Routledge).
- The Birth of Territory by Stuart Elden (University of Chicago Press).
- Beyond Walls and Cages: prisons, borders and global crisis edited by Jenna Loyd, Matt Mitchelson, Andrew Burridge (University of Georgia Press).
Cluster - Affiliated Staff
- Professor Louise Amoore
- Dr Ben Anderson
- Dr Andrew Baldwin
- Professor Harriet Bulkeley
- Professor Phil Steinberg (Autumn 2013)
- Dr Angharad Closs Stephens
- Professor Stuart Elden
- Dr Christopher Harker
- Dr Kathrin Horschelmann
- Professor Ray Hudson
- Dr Paul Langley
- Dr Gordon MacLeod
- Dr Cheryl McEwan
- Dr Colin McFarlane
- Professor Joe Painter
- Dr Marcus Power
- Professor Lynn Staeheli
- Dr Divya P. Tolia-Kelly
International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU)
Cluster - Related Research Projects
- Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, law and policy, and theory
- InCluESEV - Interdisciplinary Cluster on Energy Systems, Equity and Vulnerability
- Urban Transitions: Climate change, global cities and the transformation of socio-technical systems
- Ethical Production in South Africa: Advancing a Cultural Economy Approach
- The Rising Powers, Clean Development and the Low Carbon Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Youth Experiences of Citizenship in Divided Societies: Between Cosmopolitanism, Nation and Civil Society
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