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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2012

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

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

2008

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

2006

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

2005

Keen, David (2005) Conflict and collusion in Sierra Leone James Currey/Palgrave Macmillan, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781403967183

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

2003

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 L, (eds.) Managing Armed Conflicts in the 21st Century. Frank Cass Publishers, London, 1-22. ISBN 9780714650944

2000

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

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

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, 81-101. ISBN 9781856495707


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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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