Books written by David Chandler


Palgrave Macmillan | April 5, 2017 | 243 pages
This book is the first to chart the rise and fall of peacebuilding. Charting its beginnings, as an ad-hoc extension of peacekeeping responsibilities, and formalisation, as a UN-supported international project of building liberal states. Twenty years later, the grounding policy assumptions of... More Info

Freedom Vs Necessity in International Relations

April 16, 2013 | 224 pages
Chandler provocatively argues that human-centred approaches have limited rather than expanded the transformative possibilities available to us, and if real change is to be achieved - both at a local and a global level - then a radical re-think in Western thought is required.  More Info

Empire in denial

Pluto Press | August 20, 2019 | 221 pages
Ideal for students of international affairs, this book takes a critical look at state building.  More Info

The Liberal Peace?

November 15, 2011 | 256 pages
Moving beyond the binary argument between those who buy into the aims of creating liberal democratic states grounded in free markets and rule of law, and those who critique and oppose them, this timely and much-needed critical volume takes a fresh look at the liberal peace debate. In doing so, it... More Info

Hollow hegemony

Pluto Pr | July 20, 2009 | 255 pages
David Chandler explores the concept of 'global ideology' and how it impacts on politics, economics, and development studies, explaining why 'the global' is such a damaging construction and exposing the political vacuum at the heart of common perceptions of global politics. He argues that the... More Info