The following is a list of publications produced by members of the core VIPRE team, ordered thematically in terms of whether the publications are theoretically focused, applied contributions (case studies, empirical focus, etc.), or method focused. For copies of any of these publications please contact us.


  • Austin, JL. (2019). “Towards an International Political Ergonomics,” European Journal of International Relations.
  • Austin, JL. (2019). “Critique and Post-Critique,” Security Dialogue, 50 (3).
  • Austin, JL. Bellanova, R. & Kaufmann, M. (2019). “Doing and Mediating Critique: An Invitation to Practice Companionship,” Security Dialogue, 50 (1): 3-19.
  • Austin, JL. (2019). “A Parasitic Critique for International Relations,” International Political Sociology. In press.
  • Austin, JL. (2019). “Security Compositions and Post-Critique,” European Journal of International Security, 4 (3).
  • Austin, JL. (2018). “(De)Securitization Dilemmas: The Simultaneous Enaction of Securitization and Desecuritization,” Review of International Studies, 44 (2): 301-323. ** Among most influential articles of 2018.
  • Leander, A., & Wæver, O. (Eds.). (2018). Assembling exclusive expertise: knowledge, ignorance and conflict resolution in the global South. Routledge.


  • Austin, JL. (2020). “Why Perpetrators Matter,” in Permitting the Prohibited: Reconsidering Torture as a Contested Concept, Lang, T. Faye, D. & Cox, R. (Eds)., Washington: Georgetown University Press.
  • Austin, JL. and Leander, A. (2019). “Visibility: Practices of Seeing and Overlooking,” in Mapping International Practices, Bueger, C., Drieschova, A. & Hopf, T. (Eds), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Austin, JL. (2019). “Posthumanism and Perpetrators,” in Routledge Handbook of Perpetrator Studies, Knittel, S. & Goldberg, Z. (Eds). London: Routledge.
  • Austin, JL. (2019). “A Parasitic Critique for International Relations,” International Political Sociology. In press.
  • Austin, JL. (2017). “We have never been civilized: Torture and the Materiality of World Political Binaries,” European Journal of International Relations, 23 (1): 49-73.
  • Austin, JL. & Wennmann, A. (2017). “The Political Economy of Business Engagement in Violence Prevention,” Conflict, Security & Development, 17 (6): 451-472.
  • Austin, JL. (2016). “Becoming a Torturer: Towards a Global Ergonomics of Care,” International Review of the Red Cross, 98 (903): 859-888.
  • Austin, JL. (2016). “Torture and the Material-Semiotic Networks of Violence Across Borders,” International Political Sociology, 10 (1): 3-21.
  • Krahmann, E., & Leander, A. (2019). Contracting Security: Markets in the Making of MONUSCO Peacekeeping. International Peacekeeping, 1-25. Chicago
  • Leander, A. (2019). Making Markets Responsible: Revisiting the State Monopoly on the Legitimate Use of Force. In The Sociology of Privatized Security (pp. 137-169). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. Chicago
  • Leander, A. (2018). The Politics of Legal Arrangements: The “Duty of Care,” Justifying, Extending, and Perpetuating the Public-in-the-Private Forms of Protection. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 25(1), 265-289.
  • Leander, A. (2017). “Digital/Commercial (In)visibility: The Politics of DAESH Recruitment Videos,” European Journal of Social Theory 20 (3): 348–72.
  • Cavelty, M. D., Hagmann, J., & Krause, K. (2019). Technologies of Violence. In Technologies of International Relations (pp. 97-106). Palgrave Pivot, Cham. Chicago.
  • Krause, K. (2018). Bodies count: The politics of assembling war and violent death data expertise 1. In Assembling Exclusive Expertise (pp. 128-152). Routledge. Chicago
  • Krause, K. (2017). Constructing International Order: Multilateralism, the United Nations System and International Security. In Japan and Multilateral Diplomacy (pp. 25-47). Routledge.
  • Krause, K. (2017). Bodies count: the politics and practices of war and violent death data. Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(1), 90-115. Chicago.
  • Krause, K. (2016). From Armed Conflict to Political Violence: Mapping & Explaining Conflict Trends. Daedalus, 145(4), 113-126. Chicago


  • Strong Objectivity in Security Studies: Ethnographic Contributions to Method Development. International Studies Perspectives 17, no. 4 (2016): 462–75.
  • Austin, JL. (2019). “Dangerous Fieldwork,” in Research Methods in Critical Security Studies, Salter, M., Mutlu, C. & Frowd, P. (Eds)., London: Routledge. 2ndEdition.
  • Austin, JL. (2020). “Accessing Lifeworlds: Getting people to say the unsayable,” in Secrecy and Methodology in Critical Security Research, De Goede, M. Pallister-Wilinks P., & Bosme, E. (Eds)., London: Routledge.