Research fellow, CIDOB
Researcher ID: M-1445-2017
Pol Bargués is a Research Fellow at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs), working on the Horizon 2020 project on EU’s external action (EU-LISTCO), where he examines the EU’s external action and possibility to enhance resilience in areas of limited statehood and in the context of rising contested orders. He earned his PhD from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom, in 2014.
Before joining CIDOB, he was a post-doc research fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research and the Institute for Development and Peace (both from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany). He has also taught several International Relations courses in the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Spain.
Over the years he has developed an interest in the intersection of philosophy and international relations. He has critically interrogated international interventions and engaged in social critique. He is author of Deferring Peace in International Statebuilding: Difference, Resilience and Critique (Routledge 2018) and has published in diverse academic journals like Global Society, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding or Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses.
Background and education
- (2014) PhD, University of Westminster
- (2009) Master, University of Glasgow
- (2008) Llicenciatura, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
2015. Fellowship granted by the German Ministry of Education to conduct research in the Centre for Global Cooperation Research. Link
Professional memberships & affiliations
- British International Studies Association
- European International Studies Association
- International Studies Association
- International Relations
- Post-conflict peacebuilding
- Critique and Affirmation
- Urban design in the anthropocene
- 2018.Deferring Peace in International Peacebuilding: Difference, Resilience and Critique.Routledge: Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding Series, Forthcoming 2018..
- 2018.Remapping the Global.London:Routledge Global Cooperation Series. Forthcoming, 2018.
- 2017.The Never-Ending Critiques of Liberal Peace: From the Privilege of Difference to Vorarephilia.Cambridge Review of International Affairs,30 (2)
- 2016.False Promise: Local Ownership and the Denial of Self-Government.In: Tobias Debiel, Thomas Held and Ulrich Schneckener (Eds.).Peacebuilding in Crisis? Rethinking Paradigms and Practices of Transnational Cooperation.London:Routledge Global Cooperation Series.
- 2016.From Promoting to De-Emphasising “Ethnicity”: Rethinking the Endless Supervision of Kosovo.Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding,10 (3):pp. 222-240
- 2015.Realising the “Postmodern” Dream: Strengthening the Resilience of Post-Conflict Societies and the Promise of Peace.Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses,3 (2):pp. 113–132.
- 2015.The Betrayal of the New Utopianism.In: Pol Bargués-Pedreny, Kai Koddenbrock, Jessica Schmidt and Mario Schmidt (Eds.).Ends of Critique.Global Dialogue 10 (Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Research/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research).,pp: 62-73.
- 2015.Ends of Critique.Global Dialogue. (Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Research/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research).
- 2015.De obstáculo a posible oportunidad: el Otro en los discursos de consolidación de la paz.Revista Relaciones Internacionales,29:pp. 73–90
- 2015.Introduction.In: Pol Bargués-Pedreny, Kai Koddenbrock, Jessica Schmidt and Mario Schmidt (eds.).Ends of Critique.Global Dialogue 10 (Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Research/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research),pp: 6-10.