Professor David Chandler

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David Chandler is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding and currently edits the journal Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses. He also edits two Routledge book series, Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding and Advances in Democratic Theory. His research interests focus on analysis of policy interventions in the international arena, including humanitarianism, statebuilding and the promotion of resilience. He is also interested in international political, legal and sociological theory.

David Chandler currently runs two core Masters level modules, 'The Politics of Global Complexity: Rethinking Governance, Power and Agency' and 'International Relations II: Beyond International Relations?'

Current research interests: resilience, the governance of complexity, intervention, peacebuilding, the morality and politics of hope, the rise of resistance

2017

“Being in Being”: Contesting the Ontopolitics of Indigeneity Today (2017)
Chandler, D. 2017. “Being in Being”: Contesting the Ontopolitics of Indigeneity Today. European Legacy. 1084-8770

2016

Post-Political Ontologies and the Problems of Anti-Anthropocentrism: Reply to Tsouvalis (2016)
Chandler, D. 2016. Post-Political Ontologies and the Problems of Anti-Anthropocentrism: Reply to Tsouvalis. Global Discourse. 6 (1/2) 40-42 2326-9995
How the World Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Failure: Big Data, Resilience and Emergent Causality (2016)
Chandler, D. 2016. How the World Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Failure: Big Data, Resilience and Emergent Causality. Millennium: Journal of International Studies. 44 (3) 391-410 0305-8298
New Narratives of International Security Governance: The Shift from Global Interventionism to Global Self-Policing (2016)
Chandler, D. 2016. New Narratives of International Security Governance: The Shift from Global Interventionism to Global Self-Policing. Global Crime. 17 (3/4) 264-280 1744-0572
Introduction: resilience and the Anthropocene: the stakes of ‘renaturalising’ politics (2016)
Grove, K. and Chandler, D. 2016. Introduction: resilience and the Anthropocene: the stakes of ‘renaturalising’ politics. Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses. 2169-3293
Securing the Anthropocene? International Policy Experiments in Digital Hacktivism: A Case Study of Jakarta (2016)
Chandler, D. 2016. Securing the Anthropocene? International Policy Experiments in Digital Hacktivism: A Case Study of Jakarta. Security Dialogue. 0967-0106

2015

Resilience and the ‘everyday’: beyond the paradox of ‘liberal peace’ (2015)
Chandler, D. 2015. Resilience and the ‘everyday’: beyond the paradox of ‘liberal peace’. Review of International Studies. 41 (1) 27-48 0260-2105
Contesting postliberalism: governmentality or emancipation? (2015)
Chandler, D. and Richmond, O. 2015. Contesting postliberalism: governmentality or emancipation? Journal of International Relations and Development . 18 (1) 1-24 1408-6980
The R2P is Dead, Long Live the R2P: The Successful Separation of Military Intervention from the Responsibility to Protect’ (2015)
Chandler, D. 2015. The R2P is Dead, Long Live the R2P: The Successful Separation of Military Intervention from the Responsibility to Protect’. International Peacekeeping. 22 (1) 1-5 1353-3312
Resilience and critique (2015)
Chandler, D. 2015. Resilience and critique. European Political Science. 14 (1) 56-59 1680-4333
Rethinking the Conflict-Poverty Nexus: From Securitising Intervention to Resilience (2015)
Chandler, D. 2015. Rethinking the Conflict-Poverty Nexus: From Securitising Intervention to Resilience. Stability: International Journal of Security & Development. 4 (1) 1-14 2165-2627
Reconceptualising International Intervention: Statebuilding, ‘Organic Processes’ and the Limits of Causal Knowledge (2015)
Chandler, D. 2015. Reconceptualising International Intervention: Statebuilding, ‘Organic Processes’ and the Limits of Causal Knowledge. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. 9 (1) 70-88 1750-2977
A World without Causation: Big Data and the Coming of Age of Posthumanism (2015)
Chandler, D. 2015. A World without Causation: Big Data and the Coming of Age of Posthumanism. Millennium: Journal of International Studies. 43 (3) 833-851 0305-8298

2014

Democracy unbound? Non-linear politics and the politicization of everyday life (2014)
Chandler, D.C. 2014. Democracy unbound? Non-linear politics and the politicization of everyday life. European Journal of Social Theory. 17 (1) 42-59 1368-4310
Resilience and the 'everyday': beyond the paradox of 'liberal peace' (2014)
Chandler, D.C. 2014. Resilience and the 'everyday': beyond the paradox of 'liberal peace'. Review of International Studies. 41 (1) 27-48 0260-2105
Beyond neoliberalism: resilience, the new art of governing complexity (2014)
Chandler, D.C. 2014. Beyond neoliberalism: resilience, the new art of governing complexity. Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses. 2 (1) 47-63 2169-3293
Beyond good and evil: the onto-ethics of global complexity (2014)
Chandler, D.C. 2014. Beyond good and evil: the onto-ethics of global complexity. International Politics. 51 (4) 441-457 1384-5748

2013

International statebuilding and the ideology of resilience (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. International statebuilding and the ideology of resilience. Politics. 33 (4) 276-286 0263-3957
The world of attachment? The post-humanist challenge to freedom and necessity (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. The world of attachment? The post-humanist challenge to freedom and necessity. Millennium: Journal of International Studies. 41 (3) 516-534 0305-9298
Resilience and the autotelic subject: toward a critique of the societalization of security (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. Resilience and the autotelic subject: toward a critique of the societalization of security. International Political Sociology. 7 (2) 210-226 1749-5679
Resisting resilience? Reply to Mark Neocleous (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. Resisting resilience? Reply to Mark Neocleous. Radical Philosophy. 179 58-59 0300-211X
No emancipatory alternative, no critical security studies (2013)
Hynek, N. and Chandler, D.C. 2013. No emancipatory alternative, no critical security studies. Critical Studies on Security. 1 (1) 46-63 2162-4887
Resilience ethics: responsibility and the globally embedded subject (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. Resilience ethics: responsibility and the globally embedded subject. Ethics & Global Politics. 6 (3) 175-194 1654-4951
Promoting democratic norms? Social constructivism and the "subjective" limits to liberalism (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. Promoting democratic norms? Social constructivism and the "subjective" limits to liberalism. Democratization. 20 (2) 215-239 1351-0347
Peacebuilding and the politics of non-linearity: rethinking ‘hidden’ agency and ‘resistance’ (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. Peacebuilding and the politics of non-linearity: rethinking ‘hidden’ agency and ‘resistance’. Peacebuilding. 1 (1) 17-32 2164-7259
‘Human-centred development? Rethinking “freedom” and "agency" in discourses of international development (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. ‘Human-centred development? Rethinking “freedom” and "agency" in discourses of international development. Millennium: journal of international studies. 42 (1) 3-23 0305-8298

2012

Resilience and human security: the post-interventionist paradigm (2012)
Chandler, D.C. 2012. Resilience and human security: the post-interventionist paradigm. Security Dialogue. 43 (3) 213-229 0967-0106
Le point de vue de David Chandler (2012)
Chandler, D.C. 2012. Le point de vue de David Chandler. Politique Africain. 125 219-223 0244-7827
Development as freedom?: from colonialism to countering climate change (2012)
Chandler, D.C. 2012. Development as freedom?: from colonialism to countering climate change. Development Dialogue. 58 115-129 0345-2328
Comment le state-building affaiblit les Etats (2012)
Chandler, D.C. 2012. Comment le state-building affaiblit les Etats. Alternatives Sud, (Re-)construire les États, nouvelle frontière de l'ingérence. 19 (1) 23-36 1026-2253

2010

The uncritical critique of 'liberal peace' (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. The uncritical critique of 'liberal peace'. Review of International Studies. 36 (S1) 137-155 0260-2105
Race, culture and civil society: peacebuilding discourse and the understanding of difference (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. Race, culture and civil society: peacebuilding discourse and the understanding of difference. Security Dialogue. 41 (4) 369-390 0967-0106
Forget Foucault, forget Foucault, forget Foucault... (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. Forget Foucault, forget Foucault, forget Foucault... International Political Sociology. 4 (2) 205-207 1749-5679
Review article: Risk and the biopolitics of global insecurity (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. Review article: Risk and the biopolitics of global insecurity. Conflict, Security & Development. 10 (2) 287-297 1467-8802
Globalising Foucault: turning critique into apologia — a response to Kiersey and Rosenow (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. Globalising Foucault: turning critique into apologia — a response to Kiersey and Rosenow. Global Society. 24 (2) 135-142 1360-0826
R2P or not R2P? More statebuilding, less responsibility (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. R2P or not R2P? More statebuilding, less responsibility. Global Responsibility to Protect. 2 (1-2) 161-166 1875-9858
Liberal war and Foucaultian metaphysics (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. Liberal war and Foucaultian metaphysics. Journal of International Cooperation Studies. 18 (1) 85-94 0919-8636
The EU and Southeastern Europe: the rise of post-liberal governance (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. The EU and Southeastern Europe: the rise of post-liberal governance. Third World Quarterly. 31 (1) 69-85 0143-6597
Book review essay: The Paradox of the 'Responsibility to Protect' (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. Book review essay: The Paradox of the 'Responsibility to Protect'. Cooperation and Conflict. 45 (1) 128-134 0010-8367

2009

The global ideology: rethinking the politics of the 'global turn' in IR (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. The global ideology: rethinking the politics of the 'global turn' in IR. International Relations. 23 (4) 530-547 0047-1178
War without end(s): grounding the discourse of 'global war' (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. War without end(s): grounding the discourse of 'global war'. Security Dialogue. 40 (3) 243-262 0967-0106
Critiquing liberal cosmopolitanism? The limits of the biopolitical approach (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Critiquing liberal cosmopolitanism? The limits of the biopolitical approach. International Political Sociology. 3 (1) 53-70 1749-5679
Unravelling the paradox of the 'responsibility to protect' (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Unravelling the paradox of the 'responsibility to protect'. Irish Studies in International Affairs. 20 27-39 0332-1460
Iraq and the problematic discourse of defeat (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Iraq and the problematic discourse of defeat. Globalizations. 6 (1) 133-138 1474-7731
A Dialogue on international interventions: when are they a right or an obligation? (2009)
Archibugi, D. and Chandler, D.C. 2009. A Dialogue on international interventions: when are they a right or an obligation? Ethics & Global Politics. 2 (2) 155-169 1654-4951

2008

Textual and critical approaches to reading Schmitt: rejoinder to Odysseos and Petito (2008)
Chandler, D.C. 2008. Textual and critical approaches to reading Schmitt: rejoinder to Odysseos and Petito. Millennium: journal of international studies. 37 (2) 477-481 0305-8298
Normative power and the liberal peace: a rejoinder to John O'Brennan (2008)
Chandler, D.C. 2008. Normative power and the liberal peace: a rejoinder to John O'Brennan. Global Society. 22 (4) 519-529 1360-0826
The revival of Carl Schmitt in international relations: the last refuge of critical theorists? (2008)
Chandler, D.C. 2008. The revival of Carl Schmitt in international relations: the last refuge of critical theorists? Millennium: journal of international studies. 37 (1) 27-48 0305-8298
Review essay: Human security: the dog that didn't bark (2008)
Chandler, D.C. 2008. Review essay: Human security: the dog that didn't bark. Security Dialogue. 39 (4) 427-438 0967-0106
Human security II: waiting for the tail to wag the dog - a rejoinder to Ambrosetti, Owen and Wibben (2008)
Chandler, D.C. 2008. Human security II: waiting for the tail to wag the dog - a rejoinder to Ambrosetti, Owen and Wibben. Security Dialogue. 39 (4) 463-469 0967-0106
Review article: Theorising the shift from security to insecurity: Kaldor, Duffield and Furedi (2008)
Chandler, D.C. 2008. Review article: Theorising the shift from security to insecurity: Kaldor, Duffield and Furedi. Conflict, Security & Development. 8 (2) 265-276 1467-8802
The limits of post-territorial political community: from the cosmopolitan politics of global civil society to the biopolitics of the multitude (2008)
Chandler, D.C. 2008. The limits of post-territorial political community: from the cosmopolitan politics of global civil society to the biopolitics of the multitude. Filozofski Godišnjak (Philosophical Yearbook of the Department of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. 21 67-82 0353-3891
Avrupa Birliği Ulus Đnsaasi: Liberal Barisi Ab Genislemesiyle Güven Altina Alma (2008)
Chandler, D.C. 2008. Avrupa Birliği Ulus Đnsaasi: Liberal Barisi Ab Genislemesiyle Güven Altina Alma. Stratejik Öngörü Dergisi (Journal of Strategic Insight). 5 (12) 13-20 1304-768

2007

The security-development nexus and the rise of 'anti-foreign policy' (2007)
Chandler, D.C. 2007. The security-development nexus and the rise of 'anti-foreign policy'. Journal of International Relations & Development. 10 (4) 362-386 1408-6980
European Union statebuilding: securing the liberal peace through EU enlargement (2007)
Chandler, D.C. 2007. European Union statebuilding: securing the liberal peace through EU enlargement. Global Society. 21 (4) 593-607 1360-0826
Hollow Hegemony: theorising the shift from interest-based to value-based international policy-making (2007)
Chandler, D.C. 2007. Hollow Hegemony: theorising the shift from interest-based to value-based international policy-making. Millennium: Journal of International Studies. 35 (3) 703-723 1477-9021

2006

Back to the future? The limits of neo-Wilsonian ideals of exporting democracy (2006)
Chandler, D.C. 2006. Back to the future? The limits of neo-Wilsonian ideals of exporting democracy. Review of International Studies. 32 (3) 475-479 0260-2105

2004

The problems of 'nation-building': imposing bureaucratic 'rule from above' (2004)
Chandler, D.C. 2004. The problems of 'nation-building': imposing bureaucratic 'rule from above'. Cambridge Review of International Affairs. 17 (3) 577-591 0955-7571
Building global civil society 'from below'? (2004)
Chandler, D.C. 2004. Building global civil society 'from below'? Millennium: Journal of International Studies. 33 (2) 313-339 0305-9298

2003

New rights for old? Cosmopolitan citizenship and the critique of state sovereignty (2003)
Chandler, D.C. 2003. New rights for old? Cosmopolitan citizenship and the critique of state sovereignty. Political Studies. 51 (2) 339-356 0032-3217

2002

Anti-corruption strategies and democratization in Bosnia-Herzegovina (2002)
Chandler, D.C. 2002. Anti-corruption strategies and democratization in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Democratization. 9 (2) 101-120 1351-0347

2001

The road to military humanitarianism: how the human rights NGOs shaped a new humanitarian agenda (2001)
Chandler, D.C. 2001. The road to military humanitarianism: how the human rights NGOs shaped a new humanitarian agenda. Human Rights Quarterly. 23 (3) 678-700 0275-0392

2014

The semantics of "crisis management": simulation and EU statebuilding in the Balkans (2014)
Chandler, D.C. 2014. The semantics of "crisis management": simulation and EU statebuilding in the Balkans. in: Lemay-Hébert, N., Onuf, N., Rakić, V. and Bojanić, P. (ed.) Semantics of statebuilding: language, meanings and sovereignty Abingdon, Oxon Routledge. pp. 119-134
The onto-politics of assemblages (2014)
Chandler, D.C. 2014. The onto-politics of assemblages. in: Acuto, M. and Curtis, S. (ed.) Reassembling international theory: assemblage thinking and international relations Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 99-105

2013

Where is the human in human-centred approaches to development? A critique of Amartya Sen’s ‘Development as Freedom’ (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. Where is the human in human-centred approaches to development? A critique of Amartya Sen’s ‘Development as Freedom’. in: Mezzadra, S., Reid, J. and Samaddar, R. (ed.) The biopolitics of development: reading Michel Foucault in the postcolonial present New Delhi Springer. pp. 67-86
Human security: the dog that didn't bark (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. Human security: the dog that didn't bark. in: Owen, T. (ed.) Human Security: Volume 2 As Critical Theory London Sage.
Contemporary critiques of human rights (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. Contemporary critiques of human rights. in: Goodhart, M. (ed.) Human rights: politics and practice Oxford Oxford University Press. pp. 107-122
Born posthumously: rethinking the shared characteristics of the ICC and R2P (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. Born posthumously: rethinking the shared characteristics of the ICC and R2P. in: Finnish Yearbook of International Law, Volume 21, 2010 Oxford Hart. pp. 5-13

2012

The limits of post-territorial political community (2012)
Chandler, D.C. 2012. The limits of post-territorial political community. in: Erman, E. and Beckman, L. (ed.) Territories of citizenship New York Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 100-122

2011

Understanding the gap between the promise and the reality of the responsibility to protect (2011)
Chandler, D.C. 2011. Understanding the gap between the promise and the reality of the responsibility to protect. in: Cunliffe, P. (ed.) Critical perspectives on the responsibility to correct: interrogating theory and practice London Routledge. pp. 19-34

2009

The limits of post-territorial political community: from the cosmopolitan politics of global civil society to the biopolitics of the mulititude (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. The limits of post-territorial political community: from the cosmopolitan politics of global civil society to the biopolitics of the mulititude. in: Baker, G. and Bartelson, J. (ed.) The future of political community London Routledge.
Radicalism and the demand for global politics (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Radicalism and the demand for global politics. in: Pugh, J. (ed.) What is radical politics today? Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 77-84
Introduction: beyond managing contradictions (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Introduction: beyond managing contradictions. in: Chandler, D.C. (ed.) Statebuilding and intervention: policies, practices and paradigms New York Routledge. pp. 1-14
Ideological (mis)use of human rights (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Ideological (mis)use of human rights. in: Goodhart, M. (ed.) Human rights: politics and practice Oxford Oxford University Press. pp. 109-125
Great power responsibility and "failed states": strengthening sovereignty? (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Great power responsibility and "failed states": strengthening sovereignty? in: Raue, J. and Sutter, P. (ed.) Facets and practices of state building Leiden Brill.
Global civil society (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Global civil society. in: Fagan, G.H. and Munck, R. (ed.) Globalization and security: an encyclopedia, Vol.2 Santa Barbara, Calif. Praeger Security International. pp. 177-194
EU statebuilding: securing the liberal peace through EU enlargement (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. EU statebuilding: securing the liberal peace through EU enlargement. in: Mac Ginty, R. and Richmond, O. (ed.) Liberal peace and post-war reconstruction: myth or reality? Abingdon Routledge. pp. 103-117
Balkan statebuilding: governance but not government (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Balkan statebuilding: governance but not government. in: Sancakter, C. (ed.) Uluslararasi Balkan Kongresi: Balkan Milletleri Arasi Etkilesim 24-25 Nisan 2008 / International Balkan Congress; Interaction Among the Balkan Nations (24-25 April 2008) Tekirdağ Istanbul Tasam Yayinlari. pp. 155-179
Balkan Devlet Đnsasi: Yönetim Değil, Yönetisim’ (trans Ayse Merve Kamaci) (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Balkan Devlet Đnsasi: Yönetim Değil, Yönetisim’ (trans Ayse Merve Kamaci). in: Sancakter, C. (ed.) Uluslararasi Balkan Kongresi: Balkan Milletleri Arasi Etkilesim 24-25 Nisan 2008 / International Balkan Congress; Interaction Among the Balkan Nations (24-25 April 2008) Tekirdağ Istanbul Tasam Yayinlari. pp. 129-154

2008

The EU’s promotion of democracy in the Balkans (2008)
Chandler, D.C. 2008. The EU’s promotion of democracy in the Balkans. in: Laïdi, Z. (ed.) EU foreign policy in a globalized world: normative power and social preferences London Routledge.

2014

Resilience: the governance of complexity (2014)
Chandler, D.C. 2014. Resilience: the governance of complexity. Abingdon, Oxon Routledge.

2013

Freedom vs necessity in international relations: human-centred approaches to security and development (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. Freedom vs necessity in international relations: human-centred approaches to security and development. London Zed Books.
The Routledge handbook of international statebuilding (2013)
Chandler, D.C. and Sisk, T.D. (ed.) 2013. The Routledge handbook of international statebuilding. Abingdon, Oxon Routledge.

2010

International statebuilding: the rise of post-liberal governance (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. International statebuilding: the rise of post-liberal governance. Abingdon Routledge.
Critical perspectives on human security: discourses of emancipation and regimes of power (2010)
Chandler, D.C. (ed.) 2010. Critical perspectives on human security: discourses of emancipation and regimes of power. Routledge.

2009

Hollow hegemony rethinking global politics, power and resistance (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Hollow hegemony rethinking global politics, power and resistance. London Pluto Press.
Statebuilding and intervention: policies, practices and paradigms (2009)
Chandler, D.C. (ed.) 2009. Statebuilding and intervention: policies, practices and paradigms. New York Routledge.

2006

From Kosovo to Kabul: human rights and international intervention. 2nd edition (2006)
Chandler, D.C. 2006. From Kosovo to Kabul: human rights and international intervention. 2nd edition. London, UK Pluto Press.
Empire in denial: the politics of state-building (2006)
Chandler, D.C. 2006. Empire in denial: the politics of state-building. London, UK Pluto.
Peace without politics?: ten years of international state-building in Bosnia (2006)
Chandler, D.C. (ed.) 2006. Peace without politics?: ten years of international state-building in Bosnia. London, UK Routledge.

2004

Constructing global civil society: morality and power in international relations (2004)
Chandler, D.C. 2004. Constructing global civil society: morality and power in international relations. Basingstoke, UK Palgrave Macmillan.

2002

From Kosovo to Kabul: human rights and international intervention (2002)
Chandler, D.C. 2002. From Kosovo to Kabul: human rights and international intervention. London, UK Pluto Press.
Rethinking human rights: critical approaches to international politics (2002)
Chandler, D.C. (ed.) 2002. Rethinking human rights: critical approaches to international politics. Basingstoke, UK Palgrave Macmillan.

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