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Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Mark Laffey

BA, MA (Canterbury, New Zealand), PhD (Minnesota)


Mark Laffey
Department of Politics and International Studies

Senior Lecturer in International Politics

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice (CCRJ)

Founding Member

Dr Mark Laffey
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4744
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Office Hours:
Term 2 Mondays 4-6pm
On Sabbatical:
Term 1, 2015/16


Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Pia Ljungman, Making Money: Remodelling Europe The causes and consequences of the European sovereign debt crisis narrative

Previous courses convened:

International Relations 1: Foundations of World Politics


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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • Global
Country Expertise


Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Barkawi, T and Laffey, M, eds. (2001) Democracy, Liberalism and War: Rethinking the Democratic Peace Debates. Lynne Rienner (USA).

Weldes, Jutta and Laffey, Mark and Gusterson, Hugh and Duvall, Raymond, eds. (1999) Cultures of Insecurity: States, Communities and the Production of Danger. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. (Borderlines)

Book Chapters

Laffey, Mark and Nadarajah, Suthaharan (2016) 'Securing the diaspora: Policing global order.' In: Hönke, Jana and Muller , Markus-Michael, (eds.), The Global Making of Police: Postcolonial Perspectives. Routledge. (Interventions) (Forthcoming)

Laffey, Mark and Nadarajah, Suthaharan (2016) 'Postcolonialism.' In: Collins, Alan, (ed.), Contemporary Security Studies. Oxford University Press, pp. 122-138. (In Press)

Laffey, Mark and Weldes, J. (2005) 'Policing and Global Governance.' In: Barnett, M. and Duvall, R., (eds.), Power in Global Gevernance. Cambridge University Press, pp. 59-79.

Laffey, Mark and Weldes, Jutta (2004) 'Representing the International: Sovereignty after Modernity?' In: Passavant, Paul and Dean, Jodi, (eds.), The Empire's New Clothes: reading Hardt and Negri. New York: Routledge, pp. 121-142.

Laffey, Mark and Dean, Kathryn (2002) 'A Flexible Marxism for Flexible Times: globalization and historical materialism.' In: Rupert, M. and Smith, H., (eds.), Historical Materialism and Globalisation: Essays on Continuity and Change. London: Routledge, pp. 90-109.

Laffey, Mark (1999) 'Adding an Asian Strand: Neoliberalism and the Politics of Culture in New Zealand, 1984-97.' In: Laffey/J, M, (ed.), Cultures of Insecurity: States Communities and the Production of Danger. Univ of Minnesota Press, pp. 233-260.


Laffey, Mark and Nadarajah, Suthaharan (2012) 'The Hybridity of Liberal Peace: States, Diasporas and Insecurity.' Security Dialogue, 43 (5). pp. 402-419.

Laffey, Mark (2010) 'Things Lost and Found: Richard Ashley and the Silences of Thinking Space.' Review of International Studies, 36 (4). pp. 989-1004.

Laffey, Mark and Weldes, Jutta (2008) 'Decolonizing the Cuban Missile Crisis.' International Studies Quarterly, 52 (3). pp. 555-577.

Barkawi, Tarak and Laffey, Mark (2006) 'The Postcolonial Moment in Security Studies.' Review of International Studies, 32 (2). pp. 329-352.

Laffey, Mark and Weldes, J. (2004) 'US Foreign Policy, Public Memory, and Autism: Representing September 11 and May 4.' Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 17 (2). pp. 355-75.

Laffey, Mark (2003) 'Discerning the Patterns of World Order: Noam Chomsky and International Theory after the Cold War.' Review of International Studies, 29 (4). pp. 587-604.

Laffey, Mark and Barkawi, T (2002) 'Retrieving the Imperial: Empire and International Relations.' Millennium: Journal of International Studies, vol. 3 . pp. 109-127.

Laffey, Mark (2001) 'Tall Tales of the State and Its Trials: The World According to Liberal Cosmopolitanism.' Politologiske Studier, 4(2) . pp. 74-81.

Laffey, Mark (2000) 'Locating Identity: Performativity, Foreign Policy and State Action.' Review of International Studies, 26 (3) . pp. 429-444.

Laffey, Mark and Barkawi, T (1999) 'The Imperial Peace: Democracy, Force and Globalization.' European Journal of International Relations, 5 (4) . pp. 403-434.

Laffey, Mark and Weldes, J (1997) 'Beyond Belief: Ideas and Symbolic Technologies in the Study of International Relations.' European Journal of International Relations, 3 (2) . pp. 193-237.

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