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

Anthropocene, Capitalocene and Liberal Cosmopolitan IR: A Response to Burke et al.’s ‘Planet Politics’ (2017)
Chandler, D., Cudworth, E. and Hobden, S. 2017. Anthropocene, Capitalocene and Liberal Cosmopolitan IR: A Response to Burke et al.’s ‘Planet Politics’. Millennium: Journal of International Studies.
“Being in Being”: Contesting the Ontopolitics of Indigeneity Today (2017)
Chandler, D. 2017. “Being in Being”: Contesting the Ontopolitics of Indigeneity Today. European Legacy.
Introduction: resilience and the Anthropocene: the stakes of ‘renaturalising’ politics (2017)
Grove, K. and Chandler, D. 2017. Introduction: resilience and the Anthropocene: the stakes of ‘renaturalising’ politics. Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses. 5 (2), pp. 79-91.
Securing the Anthropocene? International Policy Experiments in Digital Hacktivism: A Case Study of Jakarta (2017)
Chandler, D. 2017. Securing the Anthropocene? International Policy Experiments in Digital Hacktivism: A Case Study of Jakarta. Security Dialogue. 48 (2), pp. 113-130.

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), pp. 40-42.
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), pp. 391-410.
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), pp. 264-280.

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), pp. 27-48.
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), pp. 1-24.
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), pp. 1-5.
Resilience and critique (2015)
Chandler, D. 2015. Resilience and critique. European Political Science. 14 (1), pp. 56-59.
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), pp. 1-14.
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), pp. 70-88.
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), pp. 833-851.

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), pp. 42-59.
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), pp. 27-48.
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), pp. 47-63.
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), pp. 441-457.

2013

International statebuilding and the ideology of resilience (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. International statebuilding and the ideology of resilience. Politics. 33 (4), pp. 276-286.
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), pp. 516-534.
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), pp. 210-226.
Resisting resilience? Reply to Mark Neocleous (2013)
Chandler, D.C. 2013. Resisting resilience? Reply to Mark Neocleous. Radical Philosophy. 179, pp. 58-59.
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), pp. 46-63.
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), pp. 175-194.
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), pp. 215-239.
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), pp. 17-32.
‘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), pp. 3-23.

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), pp. 213-229.
Le point de vue de David Chandler (2012)
Chandler, D.C. 2012. Le point de vue de David Chandler. Politique Africain. 125, pp. 219-223.
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, pp. 115-129.
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), pp. 23-36.

2010

The uncritical critique of 'liberal peace' (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. The uncritical critique of 'liberal peace'. Review of International Studies. 36 (S1), pp. 137-155.
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), pp. 369-390.
Forget Foucault, forget Foucault, forget Foucault... (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. Forget Foucault, forget Foucault, forget Foucault... International Political Sociology. 4 (2), pp. 205-207.
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), pp. 287-297.
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), pp. 135-142.
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), pp. 161-166.
Liberal war and Foucaultian metaphysics (2010)
Chandler, D.C. 2010. Liberal war and Foucaultian metaphysics. Journal of International Cooperation Studies. 18 (1), pp. 85-94.
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), pp. 69-85.
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), pp. 128-134.

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), pp. 530-547.
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), pp. 243-262.
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), pp. 53-70.
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, pp. 27-39.
Iraq and the problematic discourse of defeat (2009)
Chandler, D.C. 2009. Iraq and the problematic discourse of defeat. Globalizations. 6 (1), pp. 133-138.
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), pp. 155-169.

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), pp. 477-481.
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), pp. 519-529.
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), pp. 27-48.
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), pp. 427-438.
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), pp. 463-469.
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), pp. 265-276.
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, pp. 67-82.
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), pp. 13-20.

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), pp. 362-386.
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), pp. 593-607.
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), pp. 703-723.

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), pp. 475-479.

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), pp. 577-591.
Building global civil society 'from below'? (2004)
Chandler, D.C. 2004. Building global civil society 'from below'? Millennium: Journal of International Studies. 33 (2), pp. 313-339.

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), pp. 339-356.

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), pp. 101-120.

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), pp. 678-700.

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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