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Research Papers/Reports

‘Big Data and the Ontopolitics of the Anthropocene: Critique and the Rise of the Digital in International Governance’, draft presentation for the international workshop ‘Big Data and the Rise of the Digital in International Governance’, sponsored by the Millennium journal and CSD, University of Westminster, London School of Economics, 19 May 2017

‘New Materialism and Marxism as Critique: ‘Mattering’ Mind vs ‘Minding’ Matter’, draft notes (not for citation) for ‘New Materialism: Ethics, Politics, Science’, panel discussion Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Westminster, 10 March 2016.

‘Der “Liberale Frieden” am Ende der Fahnstange’, UNIKATE, 47, Globale Kooperationsforschung: Transdisziplinare und transkultrelle Perspektiven (Universitat Duisburg-Essen, 2015).'Dear "Liberale Frieden" am Ende der Fahnstange', UNIKATE, 47, Globale Kooperationsforschung: Transdisziplinare und transkultrelle Perspektiven (Universitat Duisburg-Essen, 2015).

‘Humanitarianism’s Contested Culture in War Zones’ by Thomas G. Weiss with commentaries by David Chandler and Dennis Dijkzeul, Global Cooperation Research Papers 8, Duisburg 2014.

‘Rethinking the “Opening” of the Social Sciences’, presentation notes for Social Sciences and the Humanities Faculty Launch: ‘The State of the Disciplines: The Future of the Social Sciences and the Humanities in the UK’, University of Westminster, 4 December 2013.

‘Responsibility and Judgement in a World of Complexity’, presentation at the workshop ‘Responsibility and Judgement in a World of Complexity’, Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany, 4 February 2013.

‘Peacebuilding and the Politics of Non-Linearity: Rethinking ‘Hidden’ Resistance’, presentation for closing panel ‘Epistemology of Peacebuilding’, ‘New Frontiers of Peacebuilding’ conference, University of Manchester, 13-14 September 2012.

‘Where is the Human in Human-Centred approaches to Development?: A Foucauldian Critique of Amartya Sen’s ‘Development as Freedom’, draft paper for ‘Reading Michel Foucault in the Postcolonial Present: A Symposium ‘, University of Bologna, Italy, 3-4 March 2011.

‘Born Posthumously: Rethinking the Shared Characteristics of the R2P and the ICC’, paper for the international conference ‘The International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect: Synergies and Tensions’, Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, 3-4 December 2010.

‘What do we do when we Critique Liberalism?: The Uncritical Critique of the Liberal Peace’, draft paper presented at the Millennium Annual Conference ‘After Liberalism’, London School of Economics, 17-18 October 2009.

‘Unravelling the Paradox of R2P’, presentation at panel session with Gareth Evans, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group, and Jennifer Welsh, Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford, at the Royal Irish Academy Committee for International Affairs annual high-level conference entitled ‘A Responsibility to Protect?’: Sovereignty vs. Intervention, Academy House, Dublin, 21 November 2008.

‘The Rise and Limits of Biopolitical Critiques of Human Rights Regimes’ draft paper for the international conference, ‘The International Human Rights Regime Since 9/11: Transatlantic Perspectives’, University of Pittsburgh, 17-19 April 2008.

‘Iraq and the Problematic Discourse of Defeat’, presentation for the Roundtable ‘Globalization, Statebuilding and the Occupation of Iraq II’, 49th International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, 28 March 2008.

‘The Human Security Paradox: How Nation States Grew to Love Cosmopolitan Ethics’, keynote at the international conference, ‘Globalization, Difference, and Human Securities’, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan, 12 March 2008.

‘The EU’s Promotion of Democracy in the Balkans: The Power of Simulation and the Simulation of Power’. Draft paper prepared for the ‘Baudrillard and IR’ panel at the British International Studies Association Annual Conference, Cambridge, 17-19 December 2007.

‘Friend or Enemy? Rethinking Schmitt’s Understanding of the Relationship between Ethics, Law and the Use of Force in International Relations’. Draft paper for the Sixth SGIR Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Turin, Italy 12-15 September 2007.

‘The Problem of the African State: The Missing Geneaology of International Statebuilding’. Draft paper for the Sixth SGIR Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Turin, Italy, 12-15 September 2007.

‘Democracy and Governance: A Balance Sheet (The World in 2030)’ commissioned draft report for the ‘The World in 2030: Regional Trends’, Research Project run by the Military Centre for Strategic Studies (CeMiSS), Rome, May 2007.

‘Hegemony with a Hole: Theorising the Shift from Interest-Based to Value-Based International Policy-Making’, paper presented to the Millennium: Journal of International Studies 35th Anniversary conference, ‘Theory of “the International” Today’, London School of Economics, 21-22 October 2006.

What Does it Mean to be Part of a Political Community? Some Thoughts on the Implications of an Unmediated Relationship between the Individual and the Global’, Paper for the ECPR joint sessions workshop on ‘The Future of Political Community’, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25-30 April, 2006.

‘The “Butcher of the Balkans”? The Crime of “Joint Criminal Enterprise” and the Milosevic Indictments at International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague’, amended draft Expert Witness Report for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague, 13 March 2006.

‘Six Theses on Phantom States and Empire in Denial: The Politics of State-Building’, Guest seminar, Department of Politics/ Graduate School, Queen Mary, University of London, 2 February 2006.

‘International State-Building: Beyond Conditionality, Beyond Sovereignty’, Guest Seminar, Royal Institute for International Relations (IRRI-KIIB), Brussels, 17 November 2005.

Evidence prepared and presented to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committe Report on the Western Balkans, Third Report of Session 2004-5: Written evidence submitted to the Foreign Affairs Committee: ‘BOSNIA: FROM DAYTON TO EUROPE WITHOUT DEMOCRACY Oral evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday 12 October 2004: Questions 29-39 Questions 40-59 Final Report, House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, THE WESTERN BALKANS, Third Report of Session 2004-05, 23 February 2005

‘The State-Building Dilemma: Good Governance or Democratic Governnace’, Roundtable on Development, Under-Development and Armed Conflict, Military Centre for Strategic Studies, Rome, 25 October 2004.

‘From the Local to the Global: A Journey Away from Political Engagement?’, paper presented to the BISA Post-Structuralist workshop, SOAS, London, 14 May 2004.

‘”The Interregnum”: the Crisis of International Relations and State Sovereignty’, guest seminar, Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College, London, 22 April 2004.

‘From the Politics of the Marginal to the Marginalizing of Politics’, ‘The Languages of Civil Society Europe and Beyond’, conference of the CiSoNet research programme, co-ordinated by the Wissenschaftszenturm Berlin for Socialforschung, European University Institute, Florence, 6-8 November 2003.

‘EU Polity and Foreign Policy’: paper presented to the CiSoNet working group on Civil Society and Governance, European University Institute, Florence, 5 November 2003.

‘Ownership and Related Dilemmas of International Intervention and Foreign Aid’, Keynote presentation, Balkan Forum ‘Europe’s Regional Power and Soft Power: Lessons Learnt in and for the Balkans’, German Foreign Office, Berlin, 29 September 2003.

‘The Bureaucratic Gaze of International Human Rights Law’, The Legalisation of Human Rights: A Multidisciplinary Conference, Clore Management Centre, University College London, 25-26 April 2003.

Kosovo Provincial Elections, 17 November 2001, British Helsinki Human Rights Group.

‘We Know the Answer is Public Participation . . . but What’s the Question?’, paper presented at conference ‘Developments in Public Participation’, University of Barcelona, June 2001.

An extended debate on humanitarian intervention, 2000.

Kosovo Municipal Elections, 28 October 2000, British Helsinki Human Rights Group.

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