Beyond License Plates and Crisis Management: Options for the EU for a Final Agreement on Kosovo and Serbia
Pol Bargués, Assem Dandashly, Hylke Dijkstra and Gergana Noutcheva
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.
Pol Bargués, Assem Dandashly, Hylke Dijkstra and Gergana Noutcheva
Pol Bargués, Moussa Bourekba and Carme Colomina (eds.)
Pol Bargués, Research Fellow, CIDOB
Riccardo Alcaro, Pol Bargués and Hylke Dijkstra
Didac Amat, PhD candidate in International Climate Change Law, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and Pol Bargués, Research Fellow, CIDOB
Pol Bargués, Research Fellow
Eduard Soler i Lecha, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB (coordinated and edited)
Pol Bargués, investigador principal, CIDOB
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol, David Chandler and Elena Simon (2018) Mapping and Politics in the Digital Age. London: Routledge
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol (2018) Deferring Peace in International Statebuilding: Difference, Resilience and Critique London: Routledge
Maria Martin de Almagro & Pol Bargués (2022) A feminist opening of resilience: Elizabeth Grosz, Liberian Peace Huts and IR critiques. Journal of International Relations and Development. Online first.
Pol Bargués & Schmidt, Jessica (2021) Resilience and the Rise of Speculative Humanitarianism: Thinking Difference through the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Millennium: Journal of International Studies 49 (2), pp. 197-223.
Bargués, Pol & Morillas, Pol (2021) From democratization to fostering resilience: EU intervention and the challenges of building institutions, social trust, and legitimacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Democratization, 28:7, 1319-1337.
Bargués, Pol (2020) ‘Peacebuilding without peace? On how pragmatism complicates the practice of international intervention’ Review of International Studies 46 (2), 237-255.
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol (2020) ‘Resilience is “always more” than our practices: Limits, critiques, and skepticism about international intervention’ Contemporary Security Policy 41 (2), 263-286.
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol and Maria Martin de Almagro (2020) ‘Prevention From Afar: Gendering Resilience and Sustaining Hope in Post-UNMIL Liberia’ Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 14 (3), 327-348.
Bargués, Pol (2020) 75 años de Naciones Unidas: La ONU y la Idea de Sostener la Paz en un Mundo Multipolar 72 (2): 341-349.
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol (2019) ‘From Critique to Affirmation in International Relations’ Global Society 32 (1), 1-19.
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol and Jessica Schmidt (2019) ‘Learning to Be Postmodern in an All Too Modern World: “Whatever Action” in International Climate Change Imaginaries’ Global Society 32 (1), 45-65.
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol and Xavier Mathieu (2018) ‘Beyond Silence, Obstacle and Enigma: Revisiting the Problem of Difference in Peacebuilding’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 12 (3), 283-299. See also edited book from special issue: The Politics of Peacebuilding in a Diverse World: Difference Exposed (London: Routledge).
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol and Elisa Randazzo (2018) 'Hybrid peace revisited: an opportunity for considering self-governance?' Third World Quarterly 39 (8), 1543-1560.
Pol Bargués-Pedreny (2017) 'Connolly and the never-ending critiques of liberal peace: from the privilege of difference to vorarephilia'Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 30 (2-3), 216-234.
Pol Bargués-Pedreny (2016) ‘From Promoting to De-Emphasising “Ethnicity”: Rethinking the Endless Supervision of Kosovo’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 10 (3), 222-240.
Pol Bargués-Pedreny (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), 113–132.
Bargués, Pol (2021) 'Conclusion: European vulnerability and the policy dilemmas of resilience in times of coronavirus' in Elena Korosteleva and Trine Flockhart Resilience in EU and International Institutions Redefining Local Ownership in a New Global Governance Agenda. London and New York: Routledge.
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol and Xavier Mathieu (2019) ‘Intervening in a Diverse World: Revisiting the ‘problem’ of difference in international statebuilding’. In: Nicolas Lemay-Hébert Handbook on Intervention and Statebuilding. Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol, David Chandler and Elena Simon (2018) ‘Introduction’. In Pol Bargués-Pedreny, David Chandler and Elena Simon Mapping and Politics in the Digital Age. London: Routledge
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol (2018)‘Mapping without the world and the poverty of digital humanitarians’. In Pol Bargués-Pedreny, David Chandler and Elena Simon Mapping and Politics in an Age of Critique. London: Routledge, 2018.
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol ‘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, pp. 227-239 (London: Routledge Global Cooperation Series, 2016).
Other contributions, blog engagement
Bargués, Pol & Schmidt, Jessica (2021). The Tragic Practice of Prevention. Centre for Global Cooperation Research. Quarterly Magazine (April)
Bargués, Pol (2020) Containing Coronavirus: Resilience in Times of Catastrophe. E-International Relations, March 23.
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol, Kai Koddenbrock, Jessica Schmidt and Mario Schmidt (2015) Ends of Critique. Global Dialogue. Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Research/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research 2015.
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol, Kai Koddenbrock, Jessica Schmidt and Mario Schmidt (2015) ‘Introduction’. In: Pol Bargués-Pedreny, Kai Koddenbrock, Jessica Schmidt and Mario Schmidt (eds.), Ends of Critique. Global Dialogue 10, pp. 6-10. Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Research/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research 2015
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol (2015)‘The Betrayal of the New Utopianism.’ In Pol Bargues-Pedreny, Kai Koddenbrock, Jessica Schmidt and Mario Schmidt (Eds.) Ends of Critique. Global Dialogue 10, pp. 62-73 (Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Research/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research, 2015).
EU-LISTCO investigates under which conditions ALS/CO (Areas of Limited Statehood)/(Contested Orders) deteriorate into governance breakdown and violent conflict, turning risks into security threats for Europe.The project also looks into how the preparedness of the EU and its member states can be strengthened to anticipate, prevent, and respond to threats of governance breakdown and violent conflict and to foster resilience in ALS/CO.
The project will analyse how intra-EU contestation, regional fragmentation and multipolar competition affect the capacity of the EU to set foreign and security policy objectives and generate and integrate diplomatic, military, economic and other sectorial capabilities to handle conflicts, crises and relations with external players
The project sets out to rethink, reshape, and review the EU’s democracy support policies in its Eastern & Southern Neighbourhoods. Conceiving democracy support as a social practice requiring the collective democractic learning of all stakeholders involved, the project’s consortium will pilot test a Democracy Learning Loop to create new channels and tools for interaction between the EU and its neighbours.
The project seeks to provide the European Union with a body of actionable advice on how to rebuild post-pandemic governance and public policies in an effective and democratic way.