Oliver Richmond

Research Professor of IR, Peace and Conflict Studies Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute & Department of Politics/IR

Phone: 
+44 7774 543281

Oliver Richmond is a Research Professor in IR, Peace and Conflict Studies in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester, UK. He is also International Professor, College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University, Korea and a Visiting Professor at the University of Tromso. His publications include  Peace Formation and Political Order in Conflict Affected Societies (Oxford University Press, 2016), Failed Statebuilding (Yale University Press, 2014), A Very Short Introduction to Peace, (Oxford University Press, 2014), A Post Liberal Peace (Routledge, 2011), Liberal Peace Transitions, (with Jason Franks, Edinburgh University Press, 2009), Peace in IR (Routledge, 2008), and The Transformation of Peace (Palgrave, 2005/7).  He is editor of the Palgrave book series, Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies, and co-editor of the Journal, Peacebuilding.

Selected publications

  • “Palestinian unity and everyday state formation: Subaltern ‘ungovernmentality’ versus elite interests”, (with S Pogodda), Third World Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 5, pp.890–907, 2015.
  • Peace Formation and Political Order in Conflict Affected Societies (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Failed Statebuilding and Peace Formation (Yale University Press, 2014)
  • “The Fallacy of Constructing Hybrid Political Orders: A reappraisal of the hybrid turn in peacebuilding”, (with Roger Mac Ginty), International Peacekeeping, 2016.
  • “The ‘Field’ in the ‘Age of Intervention’: Power, legitimacy, and authority versus the local” (with Stefanie Kappler & Annika Björkdahl), Millennium, Vol. 44, No.2,  2015.