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Edited books

Articles in refereed journals

Many of these articles are available to download on Stuart's website.

  • "Terrain, Politics, History", Dialogues in Human Geography, online first.
  • "Why should People Interested in Territory Read Shakespeare?" Territory, Politics, Governance, Vol 7 No 3, 2019, pp. 289-296.
  • "Review: Michel Foucault, Histoire de la sexualité 4: Les aveux de la chair", Theory, Culture & Society, Vol 35 No 7-8, 2018, pp. 293-311, also available at 
  • "Legal Terrain: The Political Materiality of Territory", London Review of International Law, Vol 5 No 2, 2017, pp. 199-224.
  • "Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre, Politics", Southern Journal of Philosophy, Vol 55 Spindel Supplement, 2017, pp. 153-72.
  • Antoinette Koleva, "Foucault and Intellectual History: An interview with Stuart Elden on his book Foucault's Last Decade (Polity Press, 2016)", Foucault Studies, No 22, 2017, pp. 238-53.
  • Peter Gratton, “Foucault’s Last Decade: An Interview with Stuart Elden, Eduardo Mendieta and Dianna Taylor”, Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, Vol 20 No 2, 2016, pp. 181-211.
  • Michel Foucault and Jonathan Simon, "Danger, Crime and Rights", edited by Stuart Elden, Theory, Culture & Society, Vol 34 No 1, 2017, p. 3-27.
  • Henri Lefebvre "The Theory of Ground Rent and Rural Sociology", translated by Matthew Dennis, edited by Stuart Elden and Adam David Morton, Antipode, Vol 48 No 1, 2016, pp. 67-73.

  • "Thinking Past Henri Lefebvre: Introducing 'The Theory of Ground Rent and Rural Sociology'", with Adam David Morton, Antipode, Vol 48 No 1, 2016, pp. 57-66.

  • “The Uncollected Foucault“, Foucault Studies, No 20, 2015, pp. 340-53.

  • "A More Marxist Foucault? Reading La société punitive", Historical Materialism, Vol 23 No 4, 2015, pp. 149-68.
  • “The Geopolitics of Boko Haram and Nigeria’s War on Terror”, The Geographical Journal, Vol 180 No 4, 2014, pp. 414-25.

  • “Necessary, but not Sufficient: Geography, Territory and the History of Ideas”, Dialogues in Human Geography, Vol 4 No 3, 2014, pp. 320-3 (a reply to John Agnew).

  • “The Geopolitics of King Lear: Territory, Land, Earth”, Law and Literature, Vol 25 No 2, 2013, pp. 147-65.

  • “Leibniz and Geography: Geologist, Palaeontologist, Biologist, Historian, Political Theorist and Geopolitician”, Geographica Helvetica, Vol 68 No 2, 2013, pp. 81-93.
  • “Secure the Volume: Vertical Geopolitics and the Depth of Power”, Political Geography, Vol 32 No 2, 2013, pp. 35-51.
  • “Jean Gottmann, The Significance of Territory”, Geographica Helvetica, Vol 68 No 1, 2013, pp. 65-68.
  • “How should we do the History of Territory?” Territory, Politics, Governance, Vol 1 No 1, 2013, pp. 5-20.
  • “Spaces of the Past, Histories of the Present: An Interview with Stuart Elden and Derek Gregory”, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Vol 10 No 2, 2011, pp. 313-39.
  • “The Space of the World”, New Geographies, No 4, 2011, pp. 26-31.
  • “Thinking Territory Politically”, Political Geography, Vol 29 No 4, 2010, pp. 238-41
  • “Land, Terrain, Territory”, Progress in Human Geography, Vol 34 No 6, 2010, pp. 799-817.
  • “Reading Schmitt Geopolitically: Nomos, Territory and Großraum”, Radical Philosophy, No 161, May/June 2010, pp. 18-26.
  • “Henri Lefebvre on State, Space, Territory”, with Neil Brenner, International Political Sociology, Vol 3 No 4, 2009, pp. 353–377.
  • “Place Symbolism and Land Politics in Beowulf”, Cultural Geographies, Vol 16 No 4, 2009, pp. 447-463.
  • “The Territorial Integrity of Iraq, 2003-2007: Invocation, Violation, Viability”, with Alison Williams, Geoforum, Vol 40 No 3, 2009, pp. 407-17.
  • “Reassessing Kant’s Geography”, Journal of Historical Geography, Vol 35 No 1, 2009, pp. 3-25.
  • “Being-With as Making Worlds: The ‘Second Coming’ of Peter Sloterdijk”, with Eduardo Mendieta, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol 27 No 1, 2009, pp. 1-11.
  • “Dialectics and the Measure of the World”, Environment and Planning A, Vol 40 No 11, 2008, pp. 2641-51.
  • “Eugen Fink and the Question of the World”, Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy, No 5, 2008.
  • “Thinking Ahead: David Cameron, the Henry Jackson Society and the British Neoconservatives”, with Klaus Dodds, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol 10 No 3, 2008, pp. 347–363.
  • “Terror and Territory”, Antipode, Vol 39 No 5, December 2007, pp. 821-45 (selected as one of the forty key papers from the first forty years of Antipode).
  • “Performing Security: The Imaginative Geographies of Current US Strategy”, with Luiza Bialasiewicz, David Campbell, Steve Graham, Alex Jeffrey and Alison Williams, Political Geography, Vol 26 No 4, 2007, pp. 405-22.
  • “Governmentality, Calculation, Territory”, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol 25 No 3, 2007, pp. 562-80.
  • “There is a Politics of Space because Space is Political: Henri Lefebvre and the Production of Space”, Radical Philosophy Review, Vol 10 No 2, 2007, pp. 101-16.
  • “Blair, Neo-conservatism and the War on Territorial Integrity”, International Politics, Vol 44 No 1, 2007, pp. 37-57.
  • “Spaces of Humanitarian Exception”, Geografiska Annaler B: Human Geography, Vol 88 No 4, December 2006, pp. 477-85.
  • “National Socialism and the Calculation of the Political”, Social and Cultural Geography, Vol 7 No 5, October 2006, pp. 753-69.
  • “The New Geopolitics of Division and the Problem of a Kantian Europe”, with Luiza Bialasiewicz, Review of International Studies, Vol 32 No 4, October 2006, pp. 623-44.
  • “Some are Born Posthumously: The French Afterlife of Henri Lefebvre”, Historical Materialism, Vol 14 No 4, 2006, pp. 185-202.
  • “Heidegger’s Animals”, Continental Philosophy Review, Vol 39 No 3, July 2006, pp. 273-91.
  • “Contingent Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity and the Sanctity of Borders”, SAIS Review of International Affairs, Vol 26 No 1, Winter-Spring 2006, pp. 11-24.
  • “Discipline, Health and Madness: Foucault’s Le pouvoir psychiatrique”, History of the Human Sciences, Vol 19 No 1, February 2006, pp. 39-66.
  • “‘It Cannot be a Real Person, a Concrete Individual’: Althusser and Foucault on Machiavelli’s Political Technique”, with Adam Holden, borderlands, Vol 4 No 2, 2005.
  • “Territorial Integrity and the War on Terror”, Environment and Planning A, Vol 37 No 12, December 2005, pp. 2083-104.
  • “Contributions to Geography? The Spaces of Heidegger’s Beiträge”, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol 23 No 6, 2005, pp. 811-27.
  • “Reading Logos as Speech: Heidegger, Aristotle and Rhetorical Politics”, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Vol 38 No 4, 2005, pp. 281-301.
  • “The Constitution of EU Territory”, with Luiza Bialasiewicz and Joe Painter, Comparative European Politics, Vol 3 No 3, September 2005, pp. 333-63.
  • “Missing the Point: Globalisation, Deterritorialisation and the Space of the World”, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Vol 30 No 1, March 2005, pp. 8-19.
  • “The Place of the Polis: Political Blindness in Judith Butler's Antigone's Claim”, Theory and Event, Vol 8 No 1, 2005.
  • “The Problem of Confession: The Productive Failure of Foucault’s History of Sexuality”, Journal for Cultural Research, Vol 9 No 1, January 2005, pp. 23-41.
  • “To Say Nothing of God: Heidegger’s Holy Atheism”, The Heythrop Journal, Vol 45 No 3, July 2004, pp. 344-8.
  • “Certains naissent de façon posthume: La survie d’Henri Lefebvre”, translated by Élise Charron and Vincent Charbonnier, Actuel Marx, Vol 36, second semestre 2004, pp. 181-98.
  • “Between Marx and Heidegger: Politics, Philosophy and Lefebvre’s The Production of Space”, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Vol 36 No 1, January 2004, pp. 86-105.
  • “Plague, Panopticon, Police”, Surveillance and Society, Vol 1 No 3, July 2003, pp. 240-53.
  • “Another Sense of Demos: Kleisthenes and the Greek Division of the Polis”, Democratization, Vol 10 No 1, Spring 2003, pp. 135-56.
  • “Taking the Measure of the Beiträge: Heidegger, National Socialism and the Calculation of the Political”, European Journal of Political Theory, Vol 2 No 1, January 2003, pp. 35-56.
  • “Through the Eyes of the Fantastic: Lefebvre, Rabelais and Intellectual History”, Historical Materialism, Vol 10 No 4, December 2002, pp. 89-111.
  • “»Es gibt eine Politik des Raumes, weil Raum Politisch ist.« Henri Lefebvre und die Produktion des Raums”, translated by Jesko Fezer, An Architektur, Bd. 1, Juli 2002, pp. 27-35.
  • “Words, Ideas and Desires: Freud, Foucault and the Hermaphroditic Roots of Bisexuality”, with Sharon Cowan, Pli: Warwick Journal of Philosophy, Vol 13, 2002, pp. 79-99.
  • “The War of Races and the Constitution of the State: Foucault’s «Il faut défendre la société» and the Politics of Calculation”, boundary 2, Vol 29 No 1, Spring 2002, pp. 125-51.
  • “Politics, Philosophy, Geography: Henri Lefebvre in Anglo-American Scholarship”, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Vol 33 No 5, November 2001, pp. 809-25.
  • “The Place of Geometry: Heidegger’s Mathematical Excursus on Aristotle”, The Heythrop Journal, Vol 42 No 3, July 2001, pp. 311-28.
  • “The Constitution of the Normal: Monsters and Masturbation at the Collège de France”, boundary 2, Vol 28 No 1, Spring 2001, pp. 91-105.
  • “Rethinking the Polis: Implications of Heidegger’s Questioning the Political”, Political Geography, Vol 19 No 4, May 2000, pp. 407-22.
  • “Heidegger’s Hölderlin and the Importance of Place”, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Vol 30 No 3, October 1999, pp. 258-74.

Selected book chapters

  • “Three Stars, One Constellation: Introduction to Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche”, in Henri Lefebvre, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche or the Realm of Shadows, translated by David Fernbach, London: Verso, 2020, pp. ix-xxi.
  • “Territory: Political Technology, Volume, Terrain”, in Clara Olóriz Sanjuán (ed.), Landscape as Territory, Actor Publishing, 2019.
  • “Foucault and Shakespeare: The Theatre of Madness”, in Kélina Gotman and Tony Fisher (eds.), Foucault’s Theatres, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019, pp. 99-109.
  • “Home, Street, City: Farge, Foucault and the Spaces of the Lettres de cachet”, in Nancy Luxon (ed.), Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2019, pp. 227-46.
  • “Territory/Territoriality” in Anthony Orum (ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019,

  • “The Instability of Terrain”, in Andrea Bagnato, Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual(eds.), A Moving Border - Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change, New York and Karlsruhe: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City/ZKM, 2019, pp. 51-61.
  • “Afterlives”, in David Macey, The Lives of Michel Foucault, second edition, London: Verso, 2019, pp. 481-91.

  • “Foreword”, in Kimberley Peters, Phil Steinberg and Elaine Stratford (ed.), Territory Beyond Terra, Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, pp. xi-xv.

  • “Foucault and Geometrics”, in Philippe Bonditti, Didier Bigo and Frédéric Gros (eds.), Foucault and the Modern International: Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

  • “Foreword”, Henri Lefebvre, Marxist Thought and the City, translated by Robert Bonnano, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
  • “A Study of Productive Tensions: Introducing Henri Lefebvre’s Metaphilosophy”, in Henri Lefebvre, Metaphilosophy, London: Verso, 2016.

  • “Outside Territory”, in Maayan Amir and Ruti Sela (eds.), Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds, Punctum Books, 2016.
  • “Writing by Accumulation”, in Suzanne Conklin Akbari (ed.) How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page, Brooklyn: Punctum Books, 2015, pp. 94-104.

  • “Space”, in Leonard Lawlor and John Nale (eds.), The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

  • “The Political Bodies of Coriolanus”, in Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear (eds.), International Politics and Performance: Critical Aesthetics and Creative Practice, London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 182-203.
  • “Worlds, Temperaments, Engagements: Introducing Peter Sloterdijk”, in Stuart Elden (ed.), Sloterdijk Now, Cambridge: Polity, 2012, pp. 1-16.
  • “A Thousand Year Conclusion: Machination and Calculation in the Nietzsche lectures”, in Babette Babich, Alfred Denker and Holger Zaborowski (eds.), Heidegger und Nietzsche, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012, pp. 343-55.
  • “Introduction: Society and Space”, in The Sage Library of Environment and Planning, edited by Stuart Elden, with Nigel Thrift, Trevor J. Barnes, Jamie Peck, Michael Batty, Paul A. Longley and Robert J. Bennett, London: Sage, five volumes, 2012, Vol 4, pp. vii-xxiii.
  • “Introduction: Foundations”, with Nigel Thrift, Trevor Barnes, Jamie Peck, Mike Batty, Paul Longley and Robert J. Bennett, in The Sage Library of Environment and Planning, edited by Stuart Elden, with Nigel Thrift, Trevor Barnes, Jamie Peck, Mike Batty, Paul Longley and Robert J. Bennett, London: Sage, five volumes, 2012, Vol 5, pp. vii-xv.
  • “Territory Part I”, in J.A. Agnew and J.S. Duncan (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pp. 260-70.
  • “Lefebvre on Moments”, in Bik Van der Pol, Alissa Firth-Eagland and Urban Subjects (eds.), Momentarily: Learning from Mega-Events, Vancouver: Western Front, 2011, pp. 24-29.
  • “Reintroducing Kant’s Geography”, in Stuart Elden and Eduardo Mendieta (eds.), Reading Kant’s Geography, Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011, pp. 1-15.
  • “Bartolus of Sassoferrato and the Emergence of Territorial Sovereignty”, in Akihiro Kinda et. al. (eds.), Proceedings of 14th International Congress of Historical Geographers, Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 2010, pp. 48-49.
  • “Interview with Stuart Elden”, in Paul Ennis (ed.), Post-Continental Voices: Selected Interviews, London: Zero Books, 2010, pp. 35-47.
  • “State, Space, World: Henri Lefebvre and the Survival of Capitalism”, with Neil Brenner, in Henri Lefebvre, State, Space, World: Selected Essays, edited by Neil Brenner and Stuart Elden, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009, pp. 1-48.
  • Entries on “anti-humanism”, “biopolitics”, “disciplinary power”, “episteme”, “genealogy”, “governmentality”, “heterotopia”, “panopticon”, “philosophy”, “production of space”, “rhythmanalysis” and “territorial integrity” in Derek Gregory (ed.) Dictionary of Human Geography, Fifth Edition, Oxford: Blackwell, 2009.
  • “Philosophy and Human Geography” in Rob Kitchen and Nigel Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Oxford: Elsevier, 2009, Vol 8, pp. 145-50.
  • “Space”, in Rob Kitchen and Nigel Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Oxford: Elsevier, 2009, Vol 10, pp. 262-7.
  • “Reconstituting Iraq”, in Deborah Cowen and Emily Gilbert (eds.), War, Citizenship, Territory, New York: Routledge, 2008, pp. 147-76.
  • “Lefebvre and Axelos: Mondialisation before Globalisation”, in Kanishka Goonewardena, Stefan Kipfer, Richard Milgrom and Christian Schmid (eds.), Space, Difference, Everyday Life: Reading Henri Lefebvre, New York: Routledge, 2008, pp. 80-93.
  • “The Convalescent: Geographies of Health and Illness”, in Steven V. Hicks and Alan Rosenberg (eds.), Reading Nietzsche at the Margins, Ashland: Purdue University Press, 2008, pp. 205-18.
  • “Strategies for Waging Peace: Foucault as collaborateur”, in Michael Dillon and Andrew Neal (eds.), Foucault: Politics, Society, and War, London: Palgrave, 2008, pp. 21-39.
  • “Why is the World Divided Territorially?” in Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss (eds.), Global Politics: A New Introduction, London: Routledge, 2008, pp. 192-219; second edition, 2013.
  • “Introduction – Space, Knowledge, and Power: Foucault and Geography”, with Jeremy W. Crampton, in Jeremy W. Crampton and Stuart Elden (eds.), Space, Knowledge, Power: Foucault and Geography, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007, pp. 1-16.
  • “Strategy, Medicine and Habitat: Foucault in 1976” in Jeremy W. Crampton and Stuart Elden (eds.), Space, Knowledge, Power: Foucault and Geography, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007, pp. 67-81.
  • “Sorveglianza, Sicurezza, Spazio”, translated by Federica Mazara, in Michel Cometa and Salvo Vaccaro (eds.), Lo sguardo di Foucault, Rome: Meltemi, 2007, pp. 10-33.
  • “The State of Territory Under Globalization: Empire and the Politics of Reterritorialization”, in Maria Margaroni and Effie Yiannopoulou (eds.), Metaphoricity and the Politics of Mobility: Figures of Displacement in Contemporary Literature, Arts and Politics, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006, pp. 47-66.
  • “‘Räumen ist Freigabe von Orten’: Place, Calculation and Politics in Hemming’s Postmodernity’s Transcending”, in Yves de Maeseneer (ed.), God out of Place? A Symposium on L.P. Hemming’s Postmodernity’s Transcending: Devaluing God, Utrecht: Ars Disputandi, 2005, pp. 39-47.
  • “Henri Lefebvre”, in Austin Harrington, Barbara Marshall and Hans-Peter Müller (eds.), Encyclopaedia of Social Theory, London: Routledge, 2005, pp. 315-6.
  • “Introduction: Coming to Terms with Lefebvre”, with Elizabeth Lebas, in Henri Lefebvre: Key Writings, edited by Stuart Elden, Elizabeth Lebas and Eleonore Kofman, London/New York: Athlone/Continuum, 2003, pp. xi-xix.
  • “Reading Genealogy as Historical Ontology”, in Alan Rosenberg and Alan Milchman (eds.), Foucault/Heidegger: Critical Encounters, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003, pp. 187-205.
  • “Rhythmanalysis: An Introduction”, in Henri Lefebvre, Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life, translated by Stuart Elden and Gerald Moore, London/New York: Athlone/Continuum, 2004, pp. vii-xv.
  • “Kostas Axelos and the World of the Arguments Circle”, in Julian Bourg (ed.), After the Deluge: New Perspectives on Postwar French Intellectual and Cultural History, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2004, pp. 125-48.
  • “Henri Lefebvre”, in Christopher John Murray (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Modern French Thought, New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004, pp. 410-3.

Selected online pieces

Beyond the King’s Two Bodies”, Berfrois, 2017

Theory and Other Languages”, E-IR, 2015

‘Exercises in the History of Ideas’: An Interview with Stuart Elden by Dale Leorke and Suneel Jethani”, Research Unit in Public Cultures, University of Melbourne. 2015

"Peasant Revolts, Germanic Law and the Medieval Inquiry" (review of Foucault's Théories et institutions pénales), Berfrois, 2015

"Confession, Flesh, Power and Truth" (review of Foucault's Du gouvernement du vivants/On the Government of the Living and Mal faire, dire vrai/Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling), Berfrois, 2014

"Grégoire Chamayou's Manhunts: From Territory to Space?", The Funambulist Paper 46, 2014

"Territory and Transgression: A Conversation with Stuart Elden", Polis, 2014.