Progress in Human Geography paper

A new paper out, co-written with Kurt Iveson, entitled “Recovering the politics of the city: From the ‘post-political city’ to a ‘method of equality’ for critical urban geography” out in Progress in Human Geography The paper actually preceded our other recently published paper in Space and Polity This paper uses Jacque Rancière understanding of politics to Read more about Progress in Human Geography paper[…]

New article on the post-political

Really happy to see this out… a piece I wrote with the brilliant Kurt Iveson entitled “Occupations, mediations, subjectifications: Fabricating politics” in Space and Polity. The abstract is pasted below. If you do not have access to the journal, please email me for a copy of the paper. abstract: The revolutions and protests that have Read more about New article on the post-political[…]

‘Picking up the pieces’: austerity urbanism, California and fiscal crisis

Just out, something written with Kevin Ward, in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society http://cjres.oxfordjournals.org/content/7/1/81.abstract (email me for a copy if you don’t have access to the journal) California continues to be at the epicentre of the current Great Recession. Cities around the state are facing a multiple-fronted assault on their fiscal situation. Although not Read more about ‘Picking up the pieces’: austerity urbanism, California and fiscal crisis[…]

2014 AAG Session: The emergent politics of the austere city: antagonisms and revanchism in crisis resolution

Co-organizing with Kevin Ward (Manchester) As the conniptions of capitalist crisis continue to unfold, landscapes of crisis resolution and institutionalization have emerged from the spaces that were only two years ago marked by protest and contestation. This is not to say that revolutionary movements have been erased. Rather it is to recognize that in many Read more about 2014 AAG Session: The emergent politics of the austere city: antagonisms and revanchism in crisis resolution[…]

2013 AAG Session: Austerity Cities: Bankruptcy, Dispossession, Foreclosure, Privatization and Resistance

Co-organizing with Kevin Ward (Manchester) Cities in a number of countries of the industrialized north are under increasing fiscal pressure as national governments have sought to ‘download’ austerity budgeting.  While for the most part this constitutes continuity rather than change after decades of neo-liberal urbanism it, nevertheless, has increased the fiscal strain on cities. As Read more about 2013 AAG Session: Austerity Cities: Bankruptcy, Dispossession, Foreclosure, Privatization and Resistance[…]

2013 AAG paper

How going broke became fiscal fix: American cities in crisis? Since the 2007 financial crisis, all levels of government have faced growing fiscal strain. At the federal level, a burgeoning deficit has become a much debated political issue. At the state level, stimulus monies have ran dry leaving many governors scrabbling to maintain basic services. Read more about 2013 AAG paper[…]

2012 AAG paper

Bankruptcy, Bonds and the alleged legacy of the Zodiac Killer: The implications of Vallejo’s fiscal hypochondria Since the 1970s cities have been significantly impacted by a growing reliance on debt financing and resultant interactions with capital markets. Cities must now issue municipal bonds in order to implement public works, fund development projects or bridge funding Read more about 2012 AAG paper[…]