Earth Writings

Articles in Refereed Journals

38. Özdemir, V., Endrenyi, L., Hekim, N., Kunej, T., Steuten, L. M., Springer, S., Şardaş, S., Ergüder, E. and Mayram, B. 2018. To genotype or phenotype for drug and food safety? Exiting the technology echo chambers. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. 23.

37. Özdemir, V., and Springer, S. 2018. 'What does “diversity” mean for public engagement in science? A new metric for innovation ecosystem diversity.' OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. 22.

36. The ACME Resistance. 2018. 'Geographers against Trump.' ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies.

35.  Springer, S., Houssay-Holzschuch, M. Villegas, C., and Gahman, L. 2017. 'Say ‘yes!’ to peer review: Open access publishing and the need for mutual aid in academia.'  Fennia: International Journal of Geography.

34. Özdemir, V., Dandara, C., Hekim, N., Birch, K., Springer, S., Kunej, T., and Endrenyi, L. 2017. 'Stop the Spam! Conference Ethics and Decoding the Subtext in Post-Truth Science. What would Denis Diderot Say?' OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. 21(11): 1-7.

33. Springer, S. 2017. 'The limits to Marx: David Harvey and the condition of postfraternity'. Dialogues in Human Geography. 7(3): 280-294.

32. Springer, S. 2017. 'Property is the mother of famine: dispossession, wages, and the threat of hunger'. Political Geography. 62: 201-203.

31. Springer, S. 2017. 'Earth writing'. GeoHumanities. 3(1): 1-19.

30.  Springer, S. 2016. 'Fuck neoliberalism.' ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies. 15(2): 285-292.

29. Springer, S. and Le Billon, P. 2016. 'Violence and space: an introduction to the geographies of violence'. Political Geography. 52: 1-3.

28. Springer, S. 2015. 'Olympic violence: memory, colonialism, and the politics of place'. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies. 14(2): 631-638.

27. Springer, S. 2015. 'Postneoliberalism?' Review of Radical Political Economics. 47(1): 5-17.

26. Springer, S. 2014. 'For anarcho-geography! Or, bare-knuckle boxing as the world burns.' Dialogues in Human Geography. 4(3): 297-310. 

25. Springer, S. 2014. 'God dethroned: a reply to Nick Megoran.' Space and Polity. 18(1): 106-109.

24. Springer, S. 2014. 'Human geography without hierarchy'. Progress in Human Geography. 38(3): 402-419.

23.  Springer, S. 2014. 'Neoliberalism in denial.' Dialogues in Human Geography. 4(2): 154-160.

22. Springer, S. 2014. 'Space, time, and the politics of immanence'. Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought. 4(2-3): 159-162.

21. Springer, S. 2014. 'Spatial delight and the possibilities of childhood.' Dialogues in Human Geography. 4(1): 80-83.

20.  Springer, S. 2014. 'War and pieces.' Space and Polity. 18(1): 85-96.

19. Springer, S. 2014. 'Why a radical geography must be anarchist'. Dialogues in Human Geography. 4(3): 249-270.

18. Springer, S. 2013. 'Anarchism and geography: a brief genealogy of anarchist geographies'. Geography Compass. 7(1): 46-60.

17. Springer, S. 2013. 'Illegal evictions? Overwriting possession and orality with law’s violence in Cambodia'. Journal of Agrarian Change. 13(4): 520-546.

16. Springer, S. 2013. 'Violent accumulation: a postanarchist critique of property, dispossession, and the state of exception in neoliberalizing Cambodia.' Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 103(3): 608-626.

15. Springer, S. 2012. 'Anarchism! What geography still ought to be'. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. 44(5), 1605-1624.

14. Springer, S. 2012. 'Neoliberalism as discourse: between Foucauldian political economy and Marxian poststructuralism'. Critical Discourse Studies. 9(2), 133-147.

13. Springer, S. 2012. 'Neoliberalising violence: of the exceptional and the exemplary in coalescing moments.' Area. 44(2) 136-143.

12. Springer, S. and Chi, H. 2012. 'Rhetoric, prejudice and violence in the face of WikiLeaks'. Geopolitics. 17(3), 682-687.

11. Springer, S., Ince, A., Pickerill, J., Brown, G., and Barker, A. 2012. 'Reanimating anarchist geographies: a new burst of colour'. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. 44(5), 1591-1604.

10. Springer, S. 2011. 'Articulated neoliberalism: the specificity of patronage, kleptocracy, and violence in Cambodia's neoliberalization'. Environment and Planning A. 43(11), 2554-70.

9. Springer, S. 2011. 'For a nonviolent, non-essentialist Cambodia: a reply to Ryerson Christie'. South East Asia Research. 19 (3), 701-707.

8. Springer, S. 2011. 'Public space as emancipation: meditations on anarchism, radical democracy, neoliberalism and violence'. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. 43(2), 525-562.

7. Springer, S. 2011. 'Violence sits in places? Cultural practice, neoliberal rationalism, and virulent imaginative geographies.' Political Geography. 30(2) 90-98.

6. Springer, S. 2010. 'Neoliberal discursive formations: on the contours of subjectivation, good governance, and symbolic violence in posttransitional Cambodia'. Environment & Planning D: Society & Space. 28(5), 931-950.

5. Springer, S. 2010. 'Neoliberalism and geography: expansions variegations, formations'. Geography Compass. 4(8), 1025-1038.

4. Springer, S. 2009. 'Culture of violence or violent Orientalism? Neoliberalisation and imagining the ‘savage other’ in post-transitional Cambodia'. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 34(3), 305-319.

3. Springer, S. 2009. 'Renewed authoritarianism in Southeast Asia: undermining democracy through neoliberal reform'. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 50(3), 271-276.

2. Springer, S. 2009. 'Violence, democracy, and the neoliberal ''order'': the contestation of public space in posttransitional Cambodia'. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 99(1), 138-162.

1. Springer, S. 2008. 'The nonillusory effects of neoliberalisation: linking geographies of poverty, inequality, and violence'. Geoforum. 39(4), 1520-1525.

Chapters in Books

26.  Springer, S. In Preparation. 'Check your anthroprivilege! Can we make space for intersectionality when cognitive dissonance prevails?' Vegan Geographies. Eds. Hodge, P., McGregor, A., Narayanan, Y., Springer, S., Veron, O., and White, R.

25. Springer, S. and Rollo, T. 2020. 'Resistance.' The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Ed-in-Chief. Kobayashi A. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

24. Springer, S. and Le Billon, P. 2020. 'Violence.' The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Ed-in-Chief. Kobayashi A. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

23.  Springer, S. 2019. 'Total liberation ecology: integral anarchism, anthroparchy, and the violence of indifference'. Anarchist Political Ecology: Volume 1 - Undoing Human Supremacy. Springer, S., Locret-Collet, M., Mateer, J., Acker, M. Eds.

22. Springer, S. 2018. 'I, dirty anarchist'. Durty Wurds. Ed. Kate O’Shea. London: Active Distribution.

21. Springer, S. and Mateer, J. 2018. 'Neoliberal shock and horror in India’s anti-Sikh genocide'. Violent Nations: 1984 and the Othering of Sikhs. Ed., Bhogal, B.

20.  Springer, S. 2018. 'No more room in hell: postneoliberalism as living dead'. SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism. Eds. Cahill, D., Cooper, M., Konings, M., and Primrose, D. London: Sage.

19.  Springer, S. 2017. 'Neoliberalism and antiestablishment movements'. The Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World We Knew. Ed. Gutiérrez, F. Madrid: BBVA Open Mind.

18.  Springer, S. 2017. 'Anarchy is forever: the infinite and eternal moment of struggle'. Historical Geographies of Anarchism: Early Critical Geographers and Present-Day Scientific Challenges. Eds. Ferretti, F., Toro, F., Barrera, G., and Ince, A. New York: Routledge.

17. Springer, S. 2017. 'Anarchist geography.' The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography. Ed-in-Chief. Richardson, D. Oxford: Wiley.

16. Springer, S. 2017. 'Klepto-neoliberalism: authoritarianism and patronage in Cambodia'. States of Discipline: Authoritarian Neoliberalism and the Crises of Capitalism. Ed., Tansel, C. B. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

15. Springer, S. 2017. 'Neoliberalism in Southeast Asia'. The Handbook of Southeast Asian Development. Eds. McGregor, A., Law, L. and Miller, F. London: Routledge.

14.  White R. J. and Springer, S. 2017. 'For spatial emancipation in Critical Animal Studies'. Critical Animal Studies: Towards Trans-Species Social Justice. Eds. Matsuoka A. and Sorenson, J. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

13. Brickell, K. and Springer, S. 2016. 'Introduction to contemporary Cambodia'. The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia. Eds. Brickell, K and Springer, S. London: Routledge.

12.  Souza, M L. de, White, R. J., and Springer, S. 2016. 'Subverting the meaning of ‘theory’'. Theories of Resistance: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. Eds. Souza M. L. de, Springer, S., and White, R. J. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

11. Springer, S. 2016. 'Homelessness in Cambodia: the terror of gentrification'. The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia. Eds. Brickell, K. and Springer, S. London: Routledge.

10. Springer, S. 2016. 'Learning through the soles of our feet: unschooling, anarchism, and the geography of childhood'. The Radicalization of Pedagogy: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. Eds. Springer, S., White, R. J., and Souza M. L. de. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

9. Springer, S. 2016. 'The violence of neoliberalism'. The Handbook of Neoliberalism. Eds. Springer, S., Birch, K., and MacLeavy, J. London: Routledge, pp. 153-163.

8. Springer, S., Birch, K., MacLeavy, J. 2016. 'An introduction to neoliberalism'. The Handbook of Neoliberalism. Eds. Springer, S., Birch, K., and MacLeavy, J. London: Routledge.

7. Springer, S., Souza, M L. de, and White, R. J. 2016. 'Transgressing frontiers through the radicalization of pedagogy'. The Radicalization of Pedagogy: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. Eds. Springer, S., White, R. J., and Souza M. L. de. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

6. White, R. J., Springer, S., and Souza, M L. de. 2016. ' Performing anarchism, practicing freedom, pursuing revolt'. The Practice of Freedom: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt. Eds. White, R. J., Souza M. L. de, and Springer, S. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

5. Springer, S. 2015. "Space, time, and the politics of immanence" in Johnson, M. and Suliman, S. Eds. Protest: Analysing Current Trends. New York: Routldge, pp. 51-54.

4. Springer, S. 2015. 'Radical political geographies'. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Geography. Eds. Sharp, J., Agnew, J., Mamadouh, V., and Secor, A. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 206-219.

3. Springer, S. 2013. 'Neoliberalism'. The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics. Eds. Dodds, K., Kuus, M., and Sharp, J. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 147-164. 

2. Springer, S. 2009. 'The neoliberalization of security and violence in Cambodia's transition'. Human Security in East Asia: Challenges for 

Collaborative Action. Ed. Peou, S. New York: Routledge, pp. 125-141. 

1. Le Billon, P. and Springer, S. 2007. 'Between war and peace: violence and accommodation in the Cambodian logging sector'. Extreme Conflict and Tropical Forests. Eds. de Jong, W., Donovan, D., and Abe, K. New York: Springer, pp. 17-36. 

Journal Special Issues

4.  Birch, K, and Springer, S. Eds. In Preparation. Peak Neoliberalism? Revisiting and Rethinking Neoliberalism. Special issue of Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organisation

3. Springer, S. and Le Billon, P. Eds. 2016. Geographies of Violence. Special issue of Political Geography. 52: 1-64. 

2. Springer, S., Ince, A., Pickerill, J., Brown, G., and Barker, A. Eds. 2012. Anarchist Geographies. Special issue of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. 44 (5), 1579-1754.

1. Springer, S. Ed. 2012. Leaky Geopolitics: The Ruptures and Transgressions of WikiLeaks. Forum in Geopolitics. 17(3): 681-711.

Book Reviews

7. Springer, S. 2014. The third cheer for anarchism. Part of a Book Review forum on 'Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play' by James C. Scott. Antipode Foundation.

6. Springer, S. 2013. 'Accumulation by Dispossession: Transformative Cities in the New Global Order' by Swapna Banerjee-Guha (Ed.). Urban Studies. 50.2: 445-447

5. Springer, S. 2012. 'Domesticating Neo-liberalism: Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post-socialist Cities' by Alison Stenning, Adrian Smith, Alena Rochovská, and Dariusz Świątek. New Zealand Geographer, 68.1: 75-76.

4. Springer, S. 2010. 'Social Justice and Neoliberalism: Global Perspectives' by Adrian Smith, Alison Stenning and Katie Willis (Eds). Journal of Economic Geography, 10.3: 481-483.

3. Springer, S. 2009. 'Neoliberalization: States, Networks, Peoples' by Kim England and Kevin Ward (Eds). Journal of Economic Geography, 9.1: 143-145.

2. Springer, S. 2007. 'A Brief History of Neoliberalism' by David Harvey. Journal of Peace Research, 44.1: 126-127.

1. Springer, S. 2006. 'Globalization and Inequality: Neoliberalism’s Downward Spiral' by John Rapley. Journal of Peace Research, 43.6: 757.

Working Papers

2. Springer, S. 2015. 'The fallout: invisible geographies beyond the liquid eye'. The Future of Theory: A Symposium on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Cultural, Social and Political Thought (CSPT) Program. Victoria, BC: CSPT University of Victoria.

1. Springer, S. 2005. 'The neoliberal 'order' in Cambodia: political violence, democracy, and the contestation of public space'. Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) Working Paper Series. Toronto: Canadian Southeast Asian Trilateral Initiative (CSEASTI).


2. Springer, S. 2016. Visiting Moscow and Dmitrov for Kropotkin. International Geographical Union, Commission on Political Geography Newsletter. January, V. 21.

1. Nolin, C. and Springer, S. 2003. Second Workshop Proceedings of "Immigrant Women Making 'Place' in Canadian Cities: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Their Social Networks". SSHRC Strategic Research Collective (Women and Change), pp 18.


2. Springer, S. 2009. Neoliberalizing violence: (post)Marxian political economy, poststructuralism, and the production of space in ‘postconflict’ Cambodia. Department of Geography, University of British Columbia. PhD Dissertation. (Co-Supervisors: Jamie Peck and Philippe Le Billon. Committee Members: Derek Gregory, Jim Glassman, Sorpong Peou. External Examiner: James Sidaway).

1. Springer, S. 2005. Cambodia's fractured crucible: democratic development, political violence, and the contestation of public space. Department  of Geography, Queen's University at Kingston. MA Thesis. (Supervisor: J. Barry Riddell. Committee Members: Audrey Kobayashi; Anne Godlewska, Villia Jefremovas).