Pol BARGUÉS-PEDRENY

Pol Bargues-Pedreny

Research Fellow

  • Geographical lines of research: Europe.

Professional experience

Pol Bargués-Pedreny 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.

Books 

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 

Articles 

Bargués, Pol (2020) ‘Peacebuilding without peace? On how pragmatism complicates the practice of international interventionReview of International Studies 46 (2), 237-255.

Bargués-Pedreny, Pol (2020) ‘Resilience is “always more” than our practices: Limits, critiques, and skepticism about international interventionContemporary 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 LiberiaJournal of Intervention and Statebuilding Online first (November 18, 2019): DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2019.1663987

Bargués-Pedreny, Pol (2019) ‘From Critique to Affirmation in International RelationsGlobal 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 ImaginariesGlobal 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.  

Pol Bargués-Pedreny, Kai Koddenbrock, Jessica Schmidt and Mario Schmidt (2015) Ends of Critique. Global Dialogue. Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Research/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research 2015.  

Book Chapters 

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).  

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

    Europe's External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders

    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.

Strategic Europe - Dec 18, 2019

The Hopes and Frustrated Expectations of COP25

“For most policymakers and experts who took part in the COP25, the summit’s outcomes are insufficient. The protesters and critics who followed the summit from outside are even more frustrated” Pol Bargués-Pedreny, researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs.

RNE – Cinco continentes - May 9, 2019

Las aspiraciones de Serbia y Kosovo de entrar en la UE

La semana pasada, el presidente francés Emmanuel Macron y la canciller alemana Angela Merkel se reunieron en Berlín con los gobernantes serbio y kosovar, así como los de otros países balcánicos, en una cumbre que trataba de acercar posturas de cara a las intenciones de ambos territorios de integrarse en la Unión Europea. Hablamos del dilema kosovar con Pol Bargués, investigador de CIDOB.