Keen, David


Professor David Keen  

Department

Position held

Department of International Development

Professor of Complex Emergencies

Experience keywords:

famine; human rights; Sierra Leone; Northern Iraq; civil war; Sudan

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Dr Keen's research areas are in famine, civil war, human rights, Sudan, Sierra Leone and Northern Iraq.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Iraq; Northern Iraq; Sierra Leone; Sudan

Languages:

French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; German [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6359

Publications

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2014

Keen, David (2014) 'The camp' and 'the lesser evil': humanitarianism in Sri Lanka Conflict, Security and Development, 14 (1). 1-31. ISSN 1467-8802

2012

Keen, David (2012) Peace as an incentive for war In: Curtis, Devon and Dzinesa, Gwinyayi A., (eds.) Peacebuilding, Power, and Politics in Africa. Cambridge Centre of African Studies Series. Ohio University Press ; Swallow Press, Athens, OH, USA, 31-46. ISBN 9780821420133

Keen, David (2012) Useful enemies: when waging wars is more important than winning them Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, USA. ISBN 9780300162745

Keen, David (2012) Greed and grievance in civil war International Affairs, 88 (4). 757-777. ISSN 0020-5850

2011

Berdal, Mats and Keen, David (2011) The political economy of protectorates and 'post-conflict' intervention In: Mayall, James and Soares de Oliveira, Ricardo, (eds.) The New Protectorates: International Tutelage and the Making of Liberal States. C. Hurst & Co., London, UK, 221-240. ISBN 9781849041256

Keen, David (2009) A tale of two wars: great expectations, hard times Conflict, Security and Development, 9 (4). 515-534. ISSN 1467-8802

Keen, David and Lee, Vivian (2009) Civilian status and the new security agendas In: Collinson, Sarah and Darcy, James and Waddell, Nicholas and Schmidt, Anna, (eds.) Realising Protection: the Uncertain Benefits of Civilian, Refugee and IDP Status. Humanitarian Policy Group Report (28). Overseas Development Institute, London, UK, 11-20. ISBN 9780850039153

2008

Keen, David (2008) حرب بلا نهاية Obeikan Publishing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. ISBN 9789960544090

Keen, David (2008) Benefits of famine: a political economy of famine and relief in southwestern Sudan, 1983-9 Eastern African Studies. James Currey (imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd.), Martlesham, Suffolk, UK. ISBN 9781847013149

Keen, David (2008) Complex emergencies Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745640198

2007

Adebajo, Adekeye and Keen, David (2007) Sierra Leone In: Berdal, Mats and Economides, Spyros, (eds.) United Nations Interventionism, 1991–2004. LSE Monographs in International Studies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 246-273. ISBN 9780521547673

Keen, David and Lee, Vivian (2007) Conflict, trade and the medium-term future of food security in Sudan Disasters, 31 (supp.1). S9-S24. ISSN 0361-3666

2006

Keen, David (2006) Endless war? Hidden functions of the "War on Terror" Pluto Press, London, UK. ISBN 9780745324166

Keen, David (2006) War without end? Magic, propaganda and the hidden functions of counter-terror Journal of International Development, 18 (1). 87-104. ISSN 0954-1748

2005

Keen, David (2005) Liberalization and conflict International Political Science Review, 26 (1). 73-89. ISSN 0192-5121

Keen, David (2005) Conflict and collusion in Sierra Leone James Currey (imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd.), Martlesham, Suffolk, UK. ISBN 9780852558836

Keen, David (2005) The economic functions of violence in civil wars Adelphi series. Routledge, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 9780199223732

2003

Keen, David (2003) Greedy elites, dwindling resources, alienated youths: the anatomy of protracted violence in Sierra Leone Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, 2003 (3). 67-94. ISSN 0945-2419

Keen, David (2003) Demobilising Guatemala Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 1, 37. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2002

Keen, David (2002) “Since I am a dog, beware my fangs”: beyond a ‘rational violence’ framework in the Sierra Leonean war Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 1, 14. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2001

Keen, David (2001) War and peace: what's the difference? In: Adebajo, Adekeye and Sriram, Chandra Lekha, (eds.) Managing Armed Conflicts in the 21st Century. Frank Cass Publishers, London, 1-22. ISBN 9780714650944

Keen, David (2001) The political economy of war In: Stewart, Frances and Fitzgerald, Valpy, (eds.) War and Underdevelopment. Vol.1, The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict. Queen Elizabeth House Series in Development Studies. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 39-66. ISBN 9780199241873

2000

Keen, David (2000) Sudan: conflict and rationality In: Stewart, Frances and Fitzgerald, Valpy, (eds.) War and Underdevelopment. Vol.2, Country Experiences. Queen Elizabeth House Series in Development Studies. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 220-239. ISBN 9780199241880

Keen, David (2000) Sierra Leone: war and its functions In: Stewart, Frances and Fitzgerald, Valpy, (eds.) War and Underdevelopment. Vol.2, Country Experiences. Queen Elizabeth House Series in Development Studies. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 155-175. ISBN 9780199241880

Keen, David (2000) Going to war: how rational is it? In: Carbonnier, Gilles and Fleming, Sarah, (eds.) War, Money and Survival. Forum (2). ICRC Publications, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland.

Keen, David (2000) War, crime and access to resources In: Nafziger, E. Wayne and Stewart, Frances and Väyrynen, Raimo, (eds.) War, Hunger and Displacement: the Origins of Humanitarian Emergencies, Volume 1. WIDER Studies in Development Economics. Oxford University Press, New York, 283-304. ISBN 9780198297390

Keen, David (2000) War and peace: what's the difference? International Peacekeeping, 7 (4). 1-22. ISSN 1353-3312

Keen, David (2000) Incentives and disincentives for violence In: Berdal, Mats and Malone, David M., (eds.) Greed and Grievance: Economic Agendas in Civil Wars. Lynne Reinner Publishers ; International Development Research Centre, Boulder, CO, USA ; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 19-42. ISBN 9781555878689

1999

Keen, David (1999) "Who's it between?" "Ethnic war" and "rational violence" In: Allen, Tim and Seaton, Jean, (eds.) The Media of Conflict: War Reporting and Representations of Ethnic Violence. Zed Books, London, UK, 81-101. ISBN 9781856495707

1998

Keen, David (1998) The economic functions of violence in civil wars (special issue) The Adelphi Papers, 38 (320). 1-89. ISSN 0567-932X

Keen, David (1998) Aid and violence, with special reference to Sierra Leone Disasters, 22 (4). 318-327. ISSN 0361-3666

1997

Berdal, Mats and Keen, David (1997) Violence and economic agendas in civil wars: some policy implications Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 26 (3). 795-818. ISSN 0305-8298

Keen, David (1997) A rational kind of madness Oxford Development Studies, 25 (1). 67-75. ISSN 1360-0818

Keen, David and Ryle, John (1997) Editorial: The fate of information in the disaster zone Disasters, 20 (3). 169-172. ISSN 0361-3666

1996

Keen, David (1996) War: what is it good for? In: Allen, Tim and Hudson, Kate and Seaton, Jean, (eds.) War, Ethnicity and the Media. School of Education, Politics and Social Science, South Bank University, London, UK.

Keen, David (1996) War: what is it good for? Contemporary Politics, 2 (1). 23-36. ISSN 1356-9775

1995

Keen, David (1995) Short-term interventions and long-term problems: the case of the Kurds in Iraq In: Harriss, John, (ed.) The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention. Pinter Publishers, New York, USA. ISBN 9781855673342

1994

Keen, David (1994) The functions of famine in Southwestern Sudan: implications for relief In: Macrae, Joanna and Zwi, Anthony B., (eds.) War and Hunger: Rethinking International Responses to Complex Emergencies. Zed Books in association with Save the Children Fund (UK), London, UK. ISBN 9781856492928

Keen, David and Wilson, Ken (1994) Engaging with violence: a reassessment of relief in wartime In: Macrae, Joanna and Zwi, Anthony B., (eds.) War and Hunger: Rethinking International Responses to Complex Emergencies. Zed Books in association with Save the Children Fund (UK), London, UK. ISBN 9781856492928

Keen, David (1994) The benefits of famine: a political economy of famine and relief in southwestern Sudan, 1983-1989 1st, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., USA. ISBN 9780691034232

1993

Keen, David (1993) NGOs and evaluation: image or impact University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

Keen, David (1993) Kurds in Iraq: how safe is their haven now? Save the Children Fund, London, UK. ISBN 9781870322652

1992

Keen, David (1992) Refugees: rationing the right to life: the crisis in emergency relief Refugee Studies Programme book. Zed Books, London, UK. ISBN 9781856490924

1991

Keen, David (1991) Targeting emergency food aid: the case of Darfur in 1985 In: Maxwell, Simon, (ed.) To Cure All Hunger: Food Policy and Food Security in Sudan. Intermediate Technology Publications / Practical Action, London, UK. ISBN 9781853390876

Keen, David (1991) A disaster for whom? Local interests and international donors during famine among the Dinka of Sudan Disasters, 15 (2). 150-165. ISSN 0361-3666

1989

Cutler, Peter and Keen, David (1989) Evaluation of EEC emergency, rehabilitation and food aid to Sudan: 1985-88 Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, UK.


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In this book David Keen investigates why conflicts are so prevalent and so intractable, even when one side has much greater military resources.

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