About Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham is Professor of Urban Technology at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University. Among his research interests are technology and urban planning, and urban surveillance.

Articles by Stephen Graham

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Foucault’s boomerang: the new military urbanism

As our planet urbanizes more rapidly than ever before, an insidious set of boomerang effects, linking security doctrine in cities in the global North with those in the South, are permeating state tactics of control of everyday urban life.

'Clean territory': urbicide in the West Bank

The Israel–Palestine war is not simply a struggle over territory between two national entities. It is driven by Israel’s systematic denial of modern urban life to the Palestinians. One of the lessons of the battle of Jenin is that the bulldozer that demolishes houses is also a weapon in the wider strategy to prevent the Palestinians from creating a modern, normal, urban society.

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