Bhatt, Chetan

Professor Chetan Bhatt  


Position held

Experience keywords:

South Asia; human rights; minorities; nationalism; religious extremism and violence; social theory and philosophy; terrorism studies

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My research interests include human rights; the religious right and religious conflict; terrorism studies and counter-terrorism; nationalism, racism and ethnicity; the geopolitical sociology of South Asia and the Middle East; warfare and military theory; social theory and philosophy; transnational religious networks; development and regional state formations.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Creative Industries and Culture; Law; Policy and Regulatory Bodies; Public Administration


Gujarati [Spoken: Fluent, Written: N/A]; Hindi [Spoken: Basic, Written: N/A]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

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+44 (0)207 955 6262

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Bhatt, Chetan (2018) Violence, human rights and security In: Goold, Ben and Lazarus, Liora, (eds.) Security and Human Rights. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK.


Bhatt, Chetan (2017) Human rights activism and salafi-jihadi violence International Journal of Human Rights. 1-21. ISSN 1364-2987


Bhatt, Chetan (2014) The virtues of violence and arts of terror: the salafi-jihadi political universe Theory, Culture and Society, 31 (1). 25-48. ISSN 0263-2764


Bhatt, Chetan (2013) Secularism and communalism in the UK South Asia @ LSE (2 Jan 2013) blog

Bhatt, Chetan (2013) Kant's `raw man' and the miming of primitivism: Spivak's 'critique of postcolonial reason' In: Bilimoria, Purushottama and Al-Kassim, Dina, (eds.) Postcolonial Reason and Its Critique: Deliberations on Gayatri Spivak's Thoughts. Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India. ISBN 9780198075561


Bhatt, Chetan (2012) Secularism and conflicts about rights In: Yuval-Davis, Nira and Marfleet, Philip, (eds.) Secularism, Racism and the Politics of Belonging. Runnymede perspectives. Runnymede, London, UK, 6-9. ISBN 9781906732790

Bhatt, Chetan and Seckinelgin, Hakan (2012) European social space or Europe’s social spaces? Journal of Civil Society, 8 (3). 207-212. ISSN 1744-8689

Bhatt, Chetan (2012) Human rights and the transformations of war Sociology, 46 (5). 813-824. ISSN 0038-0385

Bhatt, Chetan (2012) The new xenologies of Europe: civil tensions and mythic pasts Journal of Civil Society, 8 (3). 307-326. ISSN 1744-8689


Bhatt, Chetan (2011) Doing a dissertation In: Seale, Clive, (ed.) Researching Society and Culture. Sage Publications, London, UK, 409-430. ISBN 9781849207997


Bhatt, Chetan (2010) The spirit lives on: race and the disciplines In: Hill Collins, Patricia and Solomos, John, (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies. SAGE Publications, London, UK, 90-128. ISBN 9780761942207

Bhatt, Chetan (2010) The ‘British jihad’ and the curves of religious violence Ethnic and Racial Studies, 33 (1). 39-59. ISSN 0141-9870


Bhatt, Chetan (2008) The times of movements: a response to Judith Butler British Journal of Sociology, 59 (1). 25-33. ISSN 0007-1315


Bhatt, Chetan (2007) Frontlines and interstices in the global war on terror Development and Change, 38 (6). 1073-1093. ISSN 0012-155X


Bhatt, Chetan (2006) The fetish of the margins: religious absolutism, anti-racism and postcolonial silence New Formations, 59. 98-115. ISSN 0950-2378


Bhatt, Chetan (2005) From the rivers of hate: strange travels in Indo-German fantasy In: Schneider, A. and Fitz, A. and Kröger, M. and Wenner, D., (eds.) Atlas of Indo-German Fantasies. Parthas Verlag, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 3866019106


Bhatt, Chetan (2004) Contemporary geopolitics and 'alterity' research In: Bulmer, Martin and Solomos, John, (eds.) Researching Race and Racism. Social research today. Routledge, London, UK, 16-36. ISBN 9780415300902

Bhatt, Chetan (2004) 'Majority ethnic' claims and authoritarian nationalism: the case of Hindutva In: Kaufmann, Eric P., (ed.) Rethinking Ethnicity : Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities. Routledge, London, UK, 198-220. ISBN 9780415315432

Bhatt, Chetan (2004) Democracy and Hindu nationalism Democratization, 11 (4). 133-154. ISSN 1351-0347


Bhatt, Chetan (2003) Promoting race equality in the English NHS : a progress review Commission for Racial Equality, London, UK.


Bhatt, Chetan (2002) The land, the blood and the passion: the Hindu far-right In: Weeks, Jeffrey and Holland, Janet and Waites, Matthew, (eds.) Sexualities and Society: a Reader. Polity, Cambridge, UK, 195-203. ISBN 9780745622484


Bhatt, Chetan (2001) Kant's `raw man' and the miming of primitivism: Spivak's 'Critique of postcolonial reason' Radical Philosophy, 105 (Jan). ISSN 0300-211X

Bhatt, Chetan (2001) Hindu nationalism: origins, ideologies and modern myths Berg, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781859733431


Bhatt, Chetan (2000) Primordial being: Enlightenment, Schopenhauer and the Indian subject of postcolonial theory Radical Philosophy, 100 (March/). ISSN 0300-211X

Bhatt, Chetan and Phellas, C. and Pozniak, A. (2000) National African HIV Prevention Projects: evaluation report to the Department of Health / Enfield & Haringey Health Authority Goldsmiths College and Enfield and Haringey Health Authority, London, UK. ISBN 0902986635

Bhatt, Chetan (2000) The lore of the homeland: Hindu nationalism and indigenist neoracism In: Back, Les and Solomos, John, (eds.) Theories of Race and Racism : a Reader. Routledge student readers. Routledge, London, UK, 573-593. ISBN 0415156718

Bhatt, Chetan (2000) Dharmo rakshati rakshitah: Hindutva movements in the UK Ethnic and Racial Studies, 23 (3). 559-593. ISSN 0141-9870

Bhatt, Chetan and Mukta, Parita (2000) Hindutva in the West: mapping the antinomies of diaspora nationalism Ethnic and Racial Studies, 23 (3). 407-441. ISSN 0141-9870


Bhatt, Chetan (1999) Ethnic absolutism and the authoritarian spirit Theory, Culture and Society, 16 (2). 65-85. ISSN 0263-2764


Bhatt, Chetan (1997) Positive responses: HIV and African communities in Enfield & Haringey Enfield & Haringey Health Authority, London, UK.

Bhatt, Chetan and Lee, Robert (1997) Official knowledges: the free market, identity formation, sexuality and race in the HIV/AIDS sector In: Oppenheimer, Joshua and Reckitt, Helena, (eds.) Acting on AIDS: Sex, Drugs and Politics. Serpent's Tail, London, UK, 198-234. ISBN 1852425539

Bhatt, Chetan (1997) Liberation and purity : race, new religious movements and the ethics of postmodernity Race and representation series. Routledge (in association with UCL Press), London, UK. ISBN 9781857284249


Bhatt, Chetan (1996) Needs assessment vol. 3, The HIV Project - North Thames Regional Health Authority, London, UK. ISBN I899240306

Bhatt, Chetan (1996) Looking at epidemiology HIV and black communities, The HIV Project - north Thames Regional Health Authority, London, UK. ISBN 1899240209

Bhatt, Chetan (1996) HIV primary and secondary prevention issues for African communities HIV and black communities, The HIV Project - North Thames Regional Health Authority, London, UK. ISBN 189924025X


Bhatt, Chetan (1994) New foundations: contingency, indeterminacy and black translocality In: Weeks, Jeffrey, (ed.) The Lesser Evil and the Greater Good: the Theory and Politics of Social Diversity. Rivers Oram Press, London, UK, 138-164. ISBN 1854890549


Bhatt, Chetan (1992) Empowerment and understanding In: Evans, Bernie and Sandberg, Simon and Watson, Stuart, (eds.) Working Where the Risks Are: Issues in HIV Prevention: Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference of District HIV Prevention Co. Health Education Authority, London, UK. ISBN 1854484214

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