Skip to Content
Skip to main content

Professor Mark Neocleous
Professor - Critique of Political Economy

Marie Jahoda 237


I am Professor of the Critique of Political Economy in the Department of Social and Political Sciences, having joined Brunel in 1994 in what was then a Department of Government. I am a critical theorist who focuses on questions of state and capital, especially as they pertain to police, security, and war. I also have an interest in the political imagination, especially concerning bodies, monstrosity, subjectivity, and death.

I am currently working on a book called The Most Beautiful Suicide.

In 2024 I have two books coming out. The first is Pacification: Social War and the Power of Police, forthcoming with Verso. The second is a book authored with the Anti-Security Collective called The Security Abolition Manifesto, forthcoming with Red Quill (in English) and with translations underway in Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Portuguese and French. 

My most recent book is The Politics of Immunity (Verso, 2022).

More detail of my research is given in the links above called 'Research' and 'Selected Publications'. The 'Selected Publications' section lists only my books. Most of my published work, including my books, is available for free on shadow libraries. Much of it is also available either here: 

or here:

If there is a publication of mine that you can't find on those sites, email me and I'll do my best to provide it. 


  • PhD Philosophy (Middlesex)
  • MSc Politics and Sociology (Birkbeck)
  • BSc Philosophy and Sociology (City)

Newest selected publications

Neocleous, M. (2022) 'The Politics of Immunity: Security and the Policing of Bodies'. Verso Books. ISSN 10: 183976483X ISSN 13: 9781839764837


Neocleous, M. (2021) 'A Critical Theory of Police Power'. Verso. ISSN 13: 978-1788735209


Neocleous, MA. (2017) 'Critique de la sécurité : Accumulation capitaliste et pacification sociale'. Paris, France: Editions Eterotopia. ISSN 13: 979-1093250205


Neocleous, MA. (2016) 'The Universal Adversary: Security, Capital and 'The Enemies of All Mankind''. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. ISSN 13: 978-1-13-895515-8


Neocleous, MA. (2014) 'War Power, Police Power'. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISSN 13: 978-0-7486-9237-8

More publications(13)