Author profile: David Chandler

David Chandler is Professor of International Relations at the University of Westminster. His most recent book is Ontopolitics in the Anthropocene: An Introduction to Mapping, Sensing and Hacking (Routledge, 2018).

Rethinking the Anthropocene as Carnivalocene

Rethinking the Anthropocene as Carnivalocene

The Anthropocene is a deeply intense, material experience: a wild romp of the grotesque and the transgressive, emphasising our shared character of Earthly being.

Libya: The End of Intervention

Libya: The End of Intervention

Without Western responsibility for the outcome of the intervention in Libya and without any transformative promise, Western powers were strengthened morally and politically through their actions, whereas in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, they were humbled and often humiliated.

Why the Bombing of Libya cannot Herald a Return to the 1990s Era of Humanitarian Intervention

Why the Bombing of Libya cannot Herald a Return to the 1990s Era of Humanitarian Intervention

Many international relations commentators are heralding the Western bombing of Libya as marking a return to the 1990s era of humanitarian intervention. The debate is largely over whether this return is to be welcomed or regretted. But a return of the moral or ethical understandings of the humanitarian interventionist 1990s is not a possibility.

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