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Michael Pugh

Emeritus Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)


Professor Emeritus, BA, MA, PhD.
Previous posts: Universities of Southampton and Plymouth. Hon. Prof. Sch. of International Relations University of St Andrews and Visiting Prof. Centre for Conflict Analysis and Management, Radboud-Nijmegen University. Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow (2011–12). Former external course examiner for SOAS, St Andrews, King’s College London, Leeds and examiner for PhDs in UK and abroad.
Research secondments (1999): Western European Union Research Institute (Paris) and Copenhagen Peace Research Institute.
Former partner/participant: International Peace Academy/Institute, New York on UN and Regional Security; Council for Asia Europe Co-operation on international political economy of crime and migrant trafficking; EU’s COST programme on Peacekeeping; Kosovo Disasters Emergency Committee. UN Assoc. UK&NI Advisory Board 
Principal investigator: ESRC and other grants inter alia on Maritime Peacekeeping; Transformation of War Economies.
Journal editor International Peacekeeping (1994-2013); Cass book series editor Peacekeeping.
Research interests: critical theory and globalisation, maritime governance and peacekeeping, migration by boat, humanitarianism, international political economy, war economies and transformation (including labour markets), UN security roles, peacekeeping, intervention and peacebuilding, South-east Europe. Research conducted in post-Yugoslavia since 1997. Published on peace and conflict and provided reports and conference papers for policy makers and academics. Entered all previous REFs/RAEs (retired staff no longer eligible). 
See Outputs/Publications section.
Additionally, four items in press: 
'Peacebuilding's Origins and History', ch.2 in Jorg Kustermans, Tom Sauer, Barbara Segaert (eds), Requiem for Peacebuilding? Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2020.
'Peacekeeping for peacebuilding', ch.4 in Gëzim Visoka and Oliver Richmond (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding and Peace, NY: OUP, 2020.
'The Political Economy of Liberal War and Peace', ch. 23 in Ernesto Vivares (ed.), Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy, Abingdon: Routledge, 2020.
'Distributive Justice' in Carsten Stahn, Jens Iverson and Jennifer Easterday (eds) The Justice of Peace and Jus Post Bellum, Oxford: OUP, 2020.