Main Pages
Future Events
Previous Events
Previous Contributors
About The Great Debate
Buy books from Amazon
| Home | Future Events | Previous Events | People | Articles | Reviews | AboutUs |

Previous Contributors to the Great Debate

Main     Books     Useful Links

David Chandler David Chandler

David Chandler is a Professor of International Relations at the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) at University of Westminster. He is the author of a number of books and has contributed to many journals - including: Millennium: Journal of International Studies; the Cambridge Review of International Affairs; Political Studies; International Politics; the British Journal of Politics & International Relations; Radical Philosophy; Current History; the New Left Review; Human Rights Quarterly; the International Journal of Human Rights; WeltTrends: Zeitschrift für internationale Politik; Global Dialogue; Democratization; International Peacekeeping and Policy and Politics and to a large number of edited volumes - including: A. J. Bellamy and P. Williams (eds) Peace Operations and Global Order (Taylor and Francis, 2004); J. Demmers et al (eds) Good Governance in the Era of Global Neoliberalism (Routledge, 2004); P. Burnell and P. Calvert (eds) Civil Society in Democratization (Taylor & Francis, 2004); H. Mollett (ed) Europe in the World: Essays on EU Foreign, Security and Development Policies (British Overseas NGOs for Development, 2003), W. van Meurs (ed.) South Eastern Europe: Weak States and Strong International Support (Bertelsmann Foundation, 2003), and D. Archibugi (ed.) Debating Cosmopolitics (Verso, 2003).

Professor Chandler's research interests are in post-Cold War transformations of the international sphere at the level of both ideas and institutional practice. His current research includes work on a forthcoming single-authored book on the problems of state-building, co-editing a book on ethical foreign policy, and participation in a number of other projects, including the SAID Sovereignty and its Discontents seminar series and book project, the Milan-based CeMiSS/ISPI research project on Asymmetry, Terrorism and Preventive War, and the Brussels-based seminar series and book project European Foreign and Security Policy after September 2001 and the 'New War on Terror': Reconstructing Global Order?

David Chandler is the founding editor of the Journal of Intervention and State-Building, published by Taylor and Francis. The journal will begin publication in Spring 2007.

David Chandler is the reviews editor of International Peacekeeping and is coordinator of the Westminster International Relations Forum.

David Chandler was on the panel of The Great Debate: Post-Territorial Governance and Anti-politics in May 2006.


Constructing Global Civil Society: Morality and Power in International Relations (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004) by David Chandler

From Kosovo to Kabul From Kosovo to Kabul: Human Rights and International Intervention (Pluto, 2002) by Edward S. Herman (Foreword), David Chandler
'That the human rights rationale for interventionism is a genuine menace to human rights and to democracy is convincingly demonstrated in this fine book.' Edward S. Herman This new and updated edition of David Chandler's acclaimed book takes a critical look at the way in which human rights issues have been brought to the fore in international affairs. The UN and Nato's new policy of interventionism--as shown in Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo and East Timor--has been hailed as part of a new 'ethical' approach to foreign policy. David Chandler offers a rigorous critique of this apparently benign shift in international relations to reveal the worrying political implications of a new human rights discourse. He asks why the West can now prioritise the rights of individuals over the traditional rights of state sovereignty, and why this shift has happened so quickly. Charting the development of a human rights-based foreign policy, he considers the theoretical problems of defining human rights and sets this within the changing framework of international law. Meticulous and compelling, From Kosovo to Kabul and Beyond offers a disturbing insight into the political implications of a human rights-led foreign policy, and the covert agenda that it conceals.

Bosnia: Faking Democracy after Dayton Bosnia: Faking Democracy after Dayton (Pluto, 1999, 2000) by David Chandler

Global Civil Society: Contested Futures by Gideon Baker (Editor) (Routledge, 2005)
For many commentators, global civil society is revolutionising our approach to global politics, as new non-state-based and border-free expressions of political community challenge territorial sovereignty as the exclusive basis for political community and identity. This challenge 'from below' to the nation-state system is increasingly seen as promising nothing less than a reconstruction, or a re-imagination, of world politics itself. Whether in terms of the democratisation of the institutions of global governance, the spread of human rights across the world, or the emergence of a global citizenry in a worldwide public sphere, global civil society is understood by many to provide the agency necessary for these hoped-for transformations. Global Civil Society asks whether this idea is such a qualitatively new phenomenon after all; whether the transformation of the nation-state system is actually within its reach; and what some of the drawbacks might be.

Peace without Politics? Ten Years of State-Building in Bosnia by David Chandler (Editor) (Routledge, 2005)

Rethinking Human Rights: Critical Approaches to International Politics Rethinking Human Rights: Critical Approaches to International Politics by David Chandler (Editor) (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2002)

Top of page

Useful Links

Professor David Chandler

Top of page

| Home | Future Events | Previous Events | People | Articles | Reviews | AboutUs |

© C J M Hewett, 2006