SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Professor Jonathan Goodhand

BA, PGCE (Birmingham); MSc, PhD (Manchester)
  • Teaching
  • Expertise
  • Publications

Overview

Jonathan Goodhand
Department of Development Studies

Professor in Conflict and Development Studies

SOAS Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

Academic Staff, Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice

Member

Centre for the Study of Pakistan

Academic Staff, Centre for the Study of Pakistan

Development Policy, Aid, Institutions and Poverty Reduction Research Cluster

Research Cluster Member

Violence, Peace and Development Research Cluster

Research Cluster Member

Name:
Professor Jonathan Goodhand
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Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4483
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
258
Academic Support Hours:
Wed 1 - 2 and Thurs 3 - 4

Biography

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.

Inaugural Lecture

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Professor Jonathan Goodhand Inaugural Lecture: Straddling the Line: Brokerage, drugs and conflict in the Afghan borderlands

Teaching

Modules Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Jacob Berah, The Role of UN Special Political Missions in Conflict
  • Kaweh Kerami, Democratisation in the midst of war: Elections and Electoral politics in Afghanistan
  • Sarajuddin Isar, Taxation and state-building in Afghanistan, a political economy framework
  • Xu Peng, Rebel governance in Myanmar: the comparison study between Wa and Kokang (working title)

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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • Central Asia
  • South Asia
Country Expertise
  • Afghanistan
  • Sri Lanka
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Spencer, Jonathan and Goodhand, Jonathan and Hasbullah, Shahul and Klem, Bart and Korf, Benedikt and de Silva, T (2014) Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque: A Collaborative Ethnography of War and Peace in Eastern Sri Lanka. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

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.

Articles

Goodhand, Jonathan and Walton, Oliver (2022) 'Fixes and Flux: Frontier Brokers, Political Settlements and Post-War Politics in Nepal and Sri Lanka'. Journal of Development Studies, pp 1-18. [Forthcoming]

Goodhand, Jonathan and Walton, Oliver (2022) '(Re)making the margins: Frontier assemblages and brokerage in Hambantota, Sri Lanka'. Journal of International Development. [Forthcoming]

Goodhand, Jonathan and Meehan, Patrick and Bhatia, Jasmine and Ghiabi, Maziyar and Gutierrez Sanin, Francisco (2021) 'Critical policy frontiers: The drugs-development-peacebuilding trilemma'. International Journal of Drug Policy, (89) 103115.

Dan, Seng Lawn and Maran, Ja Htoi Pan and Sadan, Mandy and Meehan, Patrick and Goodhand, Jonathan (2021) 'The Pat Jasan drug eradication social movement in Northern Myanmar. Part one: Origins & reactions'. International Journal of Drug Policy, (89) 103181.

Meehan, Patrick and Goodhand, Jonathan (2018) 'Spatialising Political Settlements'. Accord, (4), pp 14-19.

Goodhand, Jonathan and Walton, Oliver (2017) 'The Tangled Politics of Postwar Justice in Sri Lanka'. Current History, (116) 789, pp 130-135.

Goodhand, Jonathan and Klem, Bart and Walton, Oliver (2017) 'Mediating the Margins: the role of brokers and the Eastern Provincial Councils in Sri Lanka’s post war transition'. Third World Thematics, (1) 6, pp 817-836.

Goodhand, Jonathan and Suhrke, Astri and Bose, Srinjoy (2016) 'Flooding the lake? International democracy promotion and the political economy of the 2014 presidential election in Afghanistan'. Conflict, Security & Development, (16) 6, pp 481-500.

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.

Goodhand, Jonathan and Walton, Oliver (2009) 'The Limits of Liberal Peacebuilding: International Engagement in the Sri Lankan Peace Process'. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, (3) 3, pp 303-323.

Goodhand, Jonathan and Klem, Bart and Korf, Benedikt (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 and Wars: The Opium Economy in Afghanistan'. Journal of Agrarian Change, (5) 2, pp 191 - 216.

Goodhand, Jonathan (2005) 'Bringing the borderlands back in: A Commentary on 'Selfish Determination''. Ethnopolitics, (4) 1, pp 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.

Cramer, Christopher and Goodhand, Jonathan (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.

Edited Books or Journals

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).

Book Chapters

Goodhand, Jonathan (2018) 'Getting the politics right: beyond ‘good governance’ in Afghanistan'. In: Bose, Srinjoy and Motwani, Nishank and Maley, William, (eds.), Afghanistan - Challenges and Prospects. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.

Goodhand, Jonathan and Klem, Bart and Sorbo, Gunnar (2013) '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 economy, 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) '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 (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 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.

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 Van Waeyenberge, Elisa, (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.

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 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 (2008) 'Politics, Poppy and Statebuilding'. In: Hayes, G and Sedra, M., (eds.), Afghanistan. Transition Under Threat. Canada: Laurier University Press.

Goodhand, Jonathan (2008) 'War, Peace and the Places In Between: Why Borderlands are Central'. In: Pugh, Michael and Cooper, Neil and Turner, Mandy, (eds.), Whose Peace? Critical Perspectives on the Political Economy of Peacebuilding. London: Palgrave, pp 225-244.

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, Neil and Goodhand, Jonathan, (eds.), War Economies in a Regional Context: Challenges for Transformation. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp 45-91.

Goodhand, Jonathan (2003) 'Profits and Poverty: aid, livelihoods and conflict in Afghanistan'. In: Collinson, Sarah, (ed.), Power, livelihoods and conflict: case studies in political economy analysis for humanitarian action. London: ODI, Humanitarian Policy Group, 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. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell.

Cramer, Christopher and Goodhand, Jonathan (2003) ''Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better?''. In: Milliken, J, (ed.), State Failure, Collapse & Reconstruction: Issues & Responses. Oxford: Blackwell.

Goodhand, Jonathan (2002) 'Complex Political Emergencies'. In: Kirkpatrick, Colin and Clark, Ronald and Palidano, C., (eds.), Handbook on Development Policy and Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp 269-278.

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, Conrad and Schlagintweit,, R, (eds.), Afghanistan - A country without a state?. Germany: IKO-Verlag, pp 139-160.

Goodhand, Jonathan (2002) 'Afghanistan: the challenge of winning the peace'. In: Mekenkamp, Monique and van Tongeren, Paul and van de Veen, Hans, (eds.), Searching for Peace in Europe and Eurasia: An Overview of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities. Boulder, Co: Lynne Reinner (USA), pp 109-140.

Monographs and Working Papers

Goodhand, Jonathan and Meehan, Patrick and Thomson, Frances and Ghiabi, Maziyar and Ball, Louise (2020) Voices from the borderlands 2020: Illicit drugs, development and peacebuilding. London: Drugs and (Dis)Order.

Cheng, Christine and Goodhand, Jonathan and Meehan, Patrick (2018) Synthesis Paper: Securing and Sustaining Elite Bargains that Reduce Violent Conflict. London: UK Government Stabilisation Unit.

Goodhand, Jonathan and Meehan, Patrick and Pérez Niño, Helena (2014) Drugs, (dis)order and agrarian change: the political economy of drugs and its relevance to international drug policy. NOREF Occasional Publication.

Conference Items

Goodhand, Jonathan (2005) 'Post Tsunami Asia: Early Warning, Relief, Reconstruction & Peace Process' - The Tsunami Asia & the Sri Lankan Peace Process'. [Unpublished]

Datasets

Rhodes, Tim and Harris, Magdalena and Khine Wut, Yee Kyaw and Goodhand, Jonathan (2022) 'Drugs and (Dis)order Interviews on Drug Use and Health in Kachin state, Myanmar, 2021'. [Unpublished]

Goodhand, Jonathan and Koehler, Jan and Ghulam Rasool, Moosakhel (2022) 'Drugs and (Dis)order Interviews on Drug Economy from Nangarhar and Nimroz, Afghanistan, 2020.'. [Unpublished]

Goodhand, Jonathan and Koehler, Jan and Ghulam Rasool, Moosakhel (2022) 'Drugs and (Dis)order Guideline and Life History Interview Database from Nangarhar and Nimroz, Afghanistan, 2018-2021.'. [Unpublished]

Goodhand, Jonathan and Koehler, Jan and Ghulam Rasool, Moosakhel (2022) 'Drugs and (Dis)order Interviews on Drug Addiction in Nimroz, Afghanistan, 2021'. [Unpublished]

Goodhand, Jonathan and Koehler, Jan and Ghulam Rasool, Moosakhel (2022) 'Drugs and (Dis)order Drug Trading Route Interviews from Nangarhar and Nimroz, Afghanistan, 2021'. [Unpublished]

Goodhand, Jonathan and Pain, Adam and Wafaey, Mohammad Hassan and Mirzada, Gulsom and Behzad, Khalid and Azizi, Mujib (2022) 'Drugs and (Dis)order Organisational Ethnography Case Study: the Afghanistan Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development Facility (CARD-F), 2020'. [Unpublished]

Goodhand, Jonathan (2022) 'Drugs and (Dis)order Life History interviews from Nangarhar and Nimroz, Afghanistan, 2018-2020'. [Unpublished]

Sadan, Mandy and Meehan, Patrick and Goodhand, Jonathan (2022) 'Drugs and (dis)order key informant interview translations in Kachin state, Myanmar, 2018-2019'. [Unpublished]

Goodhand, Jonathan and Guttierez, Francisco and Machuca Perez, Diana Ximena and Acero Vargas, Camillo Andres and Marín Jaramillo, Margarita and Thomson Lynce, Frances (2022) 'Drugs and (Dis)order Interviews on illicit drugs and armed conflicts in Colombia, 2018-2021'. [Unpublished]

Goodhand, Jonathan and Ghulam Rasool, Moosakhel (2022) 'Drugs and (Dis)order Questionnaire interviews with key informants, transporters, traders and officials in Nangarhar and Nimroz, 2018-2019'. [Unpublished]

Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs

Goodhand, Jonathan and Meehan, Patrick (2021) Drugs ‘trilemma’: how to halt the deadly trade while still ensuring development and peace.

Other

Goodhand, Jonathan and Vaux, T and Walker, R (2002) 'Conducting Conflict Assessments: Guidance Notes'.

 

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