Professor Jonathan Goodhand
BA, PGCE (Birmingham); MSc, PhD (Manchester)
Professor in Conflict and Development Studies
Academic Staff, Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus
Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute
Academic Staff, Centre for the Study of Pakistan
Research Cluster Member
Research Cluster Member
- Professor Jonathan Goodhand
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- 2015/16 Full Academic Year
Jonathan Goodhand studied at the Universities of Birmingham and Manchester, with qualifications in education as well as development -BA PGCE(Birmingham) MSc (Manchester) and PhD (Manchester). He worked for some years managing humanitarian and development programmes in conflict situations in Afghanistan/Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and has extensive experience as a researcher and advisor in South and Central Asia for a range of NGOs and aid agencies, including DFID, SDC, ILO and UNDP. His research interests include the political economy of aid and conflict, NGOs and peacebuilding and ‘post conflict’ reconstruction.
PhD Students supervised
- Aziz Ahmed Hakimi, Fighting for Patronage: American Counterinsurgency and the Afghan Local Police
- Benjamin Petrini, The Political Economy of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) in Colombia: A Micro-Level Analysis of War-to-Peace Transition
- Jayanthi Lingham,
- Mariyam Shiuna, Working Title: Urban violence and disillusionment with democracy in the Maldives.
- Mehair Kathem, The Political Economy of Civil Society Development: Iraqi NGOs and state formation processes since 2003
- Orzala Ashraf Nemat, Local Governance in the Age of Liberal Interventionism: Governance Relations in the post-2001 Afghanistan.
- Parvina Yusulbekova, Entrepreneurship and catching up development in Tajikistan: the institutional perspective (working title)
- Patrick Meehan, Fortifying or fragmenting the Myanmar state? The political economy of the opium trade in Shan State, 1988-2014
- Sarajuddin Isar, Taxation and state-building in Afghanistan, a political economy framework
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- Central Asia
- South Asia
- Sri Lanka
Spencer, J and Goodhand, J and Hasbullah, H and Klem , B and Korf, B and de Silva, T (2014) Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque: A Collaborative Ethnography of War and Peace in Eastern Sri Lanka. London: Palgrave MacMillan. (Anthropology, Culture & Society)
Goodhand, Jonathan (2006) Aiding Peace? The Role of NGOs in Armed Conflict. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Pugh, Michael and Cooper, Neil and Goodhand, Jonathan (2004) War Economies in a Regional Context. Challenges for Transformation. London: Lynne Rienner. (A project of the International Peace Academy)
Edited Books or Journal Volumes
Goodhand, Jonathan and Sedra, M, eds. (2015) The Afghan Conundrum: Intervention, Statebuilding and Resistance. London: Routldege. (Third Worlds)
Goodhand, Jonathan and Spencer, Jonathan and Korf, Benedikt, eds. (2011) Conflict and peacebuilding in Sri Lanka: caught in the peace trap? London: Routledge. (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series)
Goodhand, Jonathan and Klem, Bart and Sorbo, Gunnar (2014) 'Battlefields of Method. Evaluating Norwegian peace efforts in Sri Lanka.' In: Andersen, Ole Winckler and Bull, Beate and Kennedy-Chouane, Megan, (eds.), Evaluation Methodologies for Aid in Conflict. London: Routledge, pp. 61-84.
Goodhand, Jonathan and Mansfield, David (2013) 'Drugs and (dis)order. The opium ecoomy, political settlements and statebuilding in Afghanistan.' In: Schetter, Conrad, (ed.), Local Politics in Afghanistan. A Century of Intervention in the Social Order. London: Hurst, pp. 211-243.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2013) 'Epilogue: The View from the Border.' In: Korf, Benedikt and Raeymaekers, Timothy, (eds.), Violence on the Margins. States, Conflict, and Boderlands. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 247-264.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2013) 'Stabilizing a Victor's Peace? Humanitarian Action and Reconstruction in Eastern Sri Lanka.' In: Muggah, Robert, (ed.), Stabilization Operations, Security and Development. States of Fragility. London: Routledge, pp. 215-241.
Goodhand, Jonathan and Dennys, Christian and Mansfield, David (2012) 'A Dangerous Peace? Drugs, post conflict statebuilding and horizontal inequalities in Afghanistan.' In: Langer, Arnim and Stewart, Frances and Venugopal, Rajesh, (eds.), Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Horizontal Inequalities. London: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 249-274. (Conflict, Inequality and Ethnicity Series)
Goodhand, Jonathan (2012) 'Bandits, Borderlands and Opium Wars: Afghan statebuilding viewed from the margins.' In: Wilson, Thomas and Donnan, Hastings, (eds.), A Companion to Border Studies. London: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 332-353.
Cramer, Christopher and Goodhand, Jonathan (2011) 'Hard science or waffly crap? Evidence-based policy versus policy-based evidence in the field of violent conflict.' In: Bayliss, Kate and Fine, Ben and Waeyenberge, Eisa Van, (eds.), The Political Economy of Development. The World Bank, Neo-Liberalism and Development Reseearch. London: Pluto Press, pp. 215-238.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2011) 'Corrupting or Consolidating the Peace? The Drugs Economy and Post Conflict Peacebuilding in Afghanistan.' In: Zaum, Dominik and Cheng, Christine, (eds.), Corruption and Post Conflict Peacebuilding: Selling the Peace? London: Routledge, pp. 144-161. (Cass Series on Peacekeeping, 29)
Goodhand, Jonathan and Korf, Benedikt (2011) 'The illiberal consequences of liberal peacebuilding.' In: Goodhand, Jonathan and Spencer, Jonathan and Korf, Benedikt, (eds.), Aid, conflict and peacebuilding in Sri Lanka. Caught in the Peace Trap'. London UK: Routledge, pp. 1-15.
Goodhand, Jonathan and Walton, Oliver (2011) 'Public versus private power: Non governmental organisations and international security.' In: McKercher, Brian, (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy & Statecraft. London: Routledge, pp. 428-440.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2008) 'War, Peace and the Places In Between: Why Borderlands are Central.' In: Pugh, M. and Cooper, N. and Turner, M., (eds.), Whose Peace? Critical Perspectives on the Political Economy of Peacebuilding. London: Palgrave, pp. 225-244.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2008) 'Politics, Poppy and Statebuilding.' In: Hayes, G and Sedra, M, (eds.), Afghanistan. Transition Under Threat. Canada: Laurier University Press.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2006) 'Preparing to intervene in complex political emergencies.' In: Hanlon, J. and Yanacopulos, H., (eds.), Civil Wars, Civil Peace. Milton Keynes: Open University.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2006) 'Working 'in' and 'on' conflict.' In: Hanlon, J. and Yanacopulos, H., (eds.), Civil Wars, Civil Peace. Milton Keynes: Open University.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2004) 'Afghanistan in Central Asia.' In: Pugh, M. and Cooper, N. and Goodhand, J., (eds.), War Economies in a Regional Context: Challenges for Transformation. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp. 45-91. (A project of the International Peace Academy)
Goodhand, Jonathan (2003) 'Profits and Poverty: aid, livelihoods and conflict in Afghanistan.' In: Collinson, S, (ed.), Power, livelihoods and conflict: case studies in political economy analysis for humanitarian action. ODI, Humanitarian Policy Group (London), pp. 37-52.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2003) 'Try Again, Fail Again, Fail Better? War, the State and the Post Conflict Challenge in Afghanistan.' In: Milliken, J, (ed.), State Failure, Collapse and Reconstruction. UNSPECIFIED.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2002) 'Complex Political Emergencies.' In: Kirkpatrick, C. and Clark, R. and Palidano, C., (eds.), Handbook on Development Policy and Management. Edward Elgar, pp. 269-278.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2002) 'Afghanistan: the challenge of winning the peace.' In: Mekenkamp, M and van, P and van, H, (eds.), Searching for peace in Central And South Asia. Lynne Reinner (USA), pp. 109-140.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2002) 'From holy war to opuim war?: A case study of the opium economy in North Eastern Afghanistan.' In: Noelle-Karimi, C and Schetter, C and Schlagintweit,, R, (eds.), Afghanistan - A country without a state? IKO-Verlag (Germany), pp. 139-160.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2013) 'Sri Lanka in 2012. Securing the State, Enforcing the ‘Peace'.' Asian Survey, 53 (1). pp. 64-72.
Goodhand, Jonathan and Sedra, M (2013) 'Rethinking Liberal Peacebuilding, Statebuilding and Transition in Afghanistan: An Introduction.' Central Asian Survey, 32 (3). pp. 239-254.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2013) 'Contested boundaries: NGOs and civil-military relations in Afghanistan.' Central Asian Survey, 32 (3). pp. 287-385.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2012) 'Sri Lanka in 2011. Consolidation and Militarization of the Post War Regime.' Asian Survey, 52 (1). pp. 130-137.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2010) 'Stabilizing a Victor’s Peace? Humanitarian action and reconstruction in eastern Sri Lanka.' Disasters, 34 (3). pp. 342-367.
Walton, Oliver and Goodhand, Jonathan (2009) 'The Limits of Liberal Peacebuilding: International Engagement in the Sri Lankan Peace Process.' Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 3 (3). (Forthcoming)
Goodhand, Jonathan and Klem, B. and Korf, B. (2009) 'Religion, conflict and boundary politics in Sri Lanka’s east.' The European Journal of Development Research, 21 (5). pp. 679-698.
Goodhand, Jonathan and Sedra, M. (2009) 'Who owns the peace? Aid, reconstruction and peacebuilding in Afghanistan.' Disasters, 10 (4).
Goodhand, Jonathan (2008) 'Corrupting or Consolidating the Peace? The Drugs Economy and Post Conflict Peacebuilding in Afghanistan.' International Peacekeeping, 15 (3). pp. 405-423.
Goodhand, Jonathan and Sedra, M. (2007) 'Bribes or Bargains? Peace Conditionalities and ‘Post Conflict’ Reconstruction in Afghanistan.' International Peacekeeping, 14 (1). pp. 41-61.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2005) 'Frontiers & Wars: The Opium Economy in Afganistan'.' Journal of Agrarian Change, 5:2 . 191 - 216.
Goodhand, Jonathan and n/a, (2005) 'Bringing the borderlands back in: A Commentary on 'Selfish Determination'.' Ethnopolitics, 4:1 . 94 - 97.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2004) 'From war economy to peace economy? Reconstruction and statebuilding in Afghanistan.' Journal of International Affairs, Special Edition on International Institutions and Justice, 58 (1). pp. 155-174.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2003) 'Enduring Disorder and and Persistent Poverty. A Review of the Linkages between War and Chronic Poverty.' World Development, 31 (3). pp. 629-646.
Goodhand, Jonathan and Cramer, Christopher (2002) 'Try Again, Fail Again, Fail Better? War, the State, and the 'Post-Conflict' Challenge in Afghanistan.' Development and Change, 33 (5). pp. 885-909.
Goodhand, Jonathan (2002) 'Aiding Violence or Building Peace? The Role of International Aid in Afghanistan.' Third World Quarterly, 23 (5). pp. 837-59.
Conference or Workshop Items
Goodhand, Jonathan (2005) Post Tsunami Asia: Early Warning, Relief, Reconstruction & Peace Process' - The Tsunami Asia & the Sri Lankan Peace Process. In: UNSPECIFIED.
Goodhand, Jonathan and Vaux, T and Walker, R (2002) 'Conducting Conflict Assessments: Guidance Notes.' London: Department for International Development.