David Chandler

David Chandler is professor of international relations at the University of Westminster. Visit his website here. He is the editor of the Journal of Statebuilding and Intervention and author of From Kosovo to Kabul and Beyond: Human Rights and International Intervention (Pluto 2006). His next book, Hollow Hegemony: Rethinking Global Politics, Power and Resistance, will be published by Pluto Press later in 2009.


David Chandler, From Kosovo to Kabul: Human Rights and International Intervention. Pluto Press 2002.

David Chandler (ed.), Rethinking Human Rights: Critical Approaches to International Politics. Palgrave Macmillan 2002.



Why the Bombing of Libya Cannot Herald a Return to the 1990s Era of Humanitarian Intervention, MR Zine, 19 April 2011

‘This matters greatly to our public opinion', spiked, 6 April 2009

Blaming Karzai for the West's failures, spiked, 25 March 2009

British forces: a token army of occupation, spiked, 14 October 2008

The ‘Bosnian model' is no model for Georgia, spiked, 15 September 2008

Russia's first ‘Western-style' war, spiked, 28 August 2008

Why Karzai was right to reject Ashdown, spiked, 29 January 2008

Kosovo's Declaration of Dependence, spiked, 15 January 2008

Britain's key weapon in Afghanistan: the bribe, spiked, 3 January 2008


Britain's theatrical war against the Taliban

spiked, 11 December 2007

The high representative for Bosnia still runs it like a feudal fiefdom

The Guardian, 20 November 2007

What about democracy for Bosnia?

spiked, 6 November 2007

France is now more gung-ho than America

spiked, 18 September 2007

Reviving the idea of the ‘good war'

spiked, 12 September 2007

The White Liberal Democrat's Burden

spiked, 28 June 2007

International tribunals: not fit for purpose?

spiked, 6 June 2007

Kosovo gains independence - again?

spiked, 6 February 2007

Whose Kosovo is it anyway?

spiked, 3 October 2006

Bosnia: whose state is it anyway?

spiked, 20 April 2006

What next - eco-imperialism?

spiked, 19 April 2007

Aid: more about aiding the West than 'the rest'?

spiked, 25 October 2006

Serbia: from pariah to EU member by David Chandler and Tara McCormack

spiked, 2 March 2006

Ten years on: who's running Bosnia?

spiked, 23 November 2005

Srebrenica: Prolonging the wounds of war

spiked, 20 July 2005

Building bridges in Bosnia

spiked, 28 July 2004

Building a 'multiethnic' tinderbox

spiked, 24 March 2004



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