Security and Resilience

Resilience is increasingly becoming a central concept and often a policy goal in security studies, as traditional security aspirations of peace, development and democracy become problematised – through a lack of success on the ground and disillusionment with the hubris and grand strategies of liberal internationalism. Resilience approaches tend to argue that interventionist approaches should work on inculcating existing capacities rather than providing resources, protection or knowledge. This strand of work is led by Professor Chandler, who is the founding editor of the Taylor & Francis journal Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses, launched in 2013.

Chandler has published a number of high profile articles on the resilience thematic: 'International Statebuilding and the Ideology of Resilience', Politics, Vol. 33, (2013) Special Issue: 'Security and the Politics of Resilience'; 'Resilience and the Autotelic Subject: Towards a Critique of the Societalization of Security', International Political Sociology, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2013); 'Resisting Resilience?’, Radical Philosophy, No. 179 (2013) and 'Resilience and Human Security: The Post-Interventionist Paradigm', Security Dialogue, Vol. 43, No. 3, (2012). His book Resilience: The Politics of Complexity is forthcoming with Routledge in 2014.

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