Dr Alex Prichard
PhD (Loughborough University)
- Anarchism. A very short introduction. This new edition is under review with Oxford University Press and due for publication in late 2022.
- Editing and introducing Paul Sharkey's translation of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's La Guerre et la Paix (1861). This was arguably one of Proudhon's best, but most contentious books and almost completely unknown in the discipline of International Relations. It will be published by AK Press in 2022.
- Constitutionalising Anarchy. In this book, Kinna and Prichard draw together the findings of their ESRC-funded research on anarchist constitutionalising. By integrating empirical, historical and theoretical work on anarchist constitutional politics they offer new ways of thinking about political communtiy in a post-sovereign world order.
- Anarchic Agreements: How to build groups and coalitions. This short book presents recent research on anarchist constitutionalising in an accessible way. It is due for publication with PM Press in 2022. You can find the original pamphlet versions here.
- Modern International Relations Theory. This advanced introduction to IR theory contextualises IR theory and theorists within debates about how to theorise world politics during the transformation of the colonial and imperial era (1880s-2011). This is under contract with Palgrave and due for submission in 2022.
Research group links
- Anarchist political thought
- International political theory
- The ethics and phenomenology of war and violence
- Republican political theory
- Constitutional politics
- Co-production methods in political philosophy
I would be happy to supervise graduate and doctoral research in the following areas:
- Classical and contemporary International Political Theory
- Mainstream and critical International Relations theory
- Anarchist theory and practice
- The history of socialism
- Normative approaches to International Relations
- Global constitutionalism
- The history and historiography of International Relations
- Global ethics, the ethics of war and of violence
I have helped secure ESRC 1+3 awards for two doctoral students (see below), and have co-supervised two PhD projects to completion. Both now have posts as full time academics. I am currently supervising the following projects:
Current PhD supervision
- Maria Della Porta Rodiani 'Anarchism, Cultural resistance and the Prefiguration of Alternatives in Palestine' (with Prof. Ilan Pape, IAIS, Exeter)
- Andreas Karoutas ‘The insurgent minority and democratic thought' (with Dr Andy Schaap, Politics Penryn)
- Chris Beaumont 'Anarchist Agency in International Relations' (with Prof. Clive Barnett, Geography, Exeter)
- George Rowland, UWE, 'Plannng and Off Grid Rural Developments'. (with Dr Katie McClymont, geography and Environmental Management, UWE)
- Aarou Huckerby, 'Anarchism and Speciesism' with Prof. Samantha Hurn and Prof. Brian Rappert (SPA, Exeter).
Completed PhD supervision
- Biao Zhang, 'Reaon in International Relations: An Historical Image of the Discipline' (with Prof. Iain Hampsher Monk). Dr Zhang now teaches a CUPL, Beijing.
- Tatevik Mnatsakanyan, ‘Silencing and Binding Effects in Foreign Policy Discourse’ (with Prof. John Heathershaw). Dr Mnatsakanyan now teaches at Loughborough University, London.
External impact and engagement
Dr Alex Prichard’s is an impact case study lead for Department of Politics.
His research on anarchist constitutionalsing has supported the development of new organisations’ constitutions and democratic capacity. The impact of this research has reached across anarchist and radical democratic movements in the UK, to Europe and beyond, changing how a range of third sector organisations, including an independent union, housing and worker cooperatives, civil society organisations and NGOs, organise and constitutionalise. The project website can be found here: www.anarchyrules.info
- POL1017 - Globalisation of World Politics
- POL2020 - Contemporary Theories of World Politics
- POL2095 - From Climate Change to Quantum Theory: The Future of International Relations
- POL3124 - Anarchism and World Ordering
- POL3197 - Anarchy and World Order: The Anarchist Perspective
- POLM502 - International Relations: Power and Institutions
- PhD, Politics, International Relations and European Studies, Loughborough University (2008)
- MSc Econ, International Politics (Theory), Aberystwyth University (2003)
- MA Hons (by research), International Relations, University of Wollongong, N.S.W. (2001)
- BA Hons, International Relations, Nottingham Trent University (1994)
- Associate Professor in International Relations, University of Exeter, 2020-
- Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Univerity of Exeter, 2015-2020
- Lecturer in International Relations, University of Exeter, 2012-2015
- Senior lecturer in International Relations, Coventry University, 2012
- LSE Fellow in International Political Theory, 2010-2012
- ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, 2009-2010
- Research Officer, EU FP7 Project, 'Building a Just and Durable Peace by Piece', University of Bath, 2008-2009
- Teaching Fellow, International Relations, University of Bath, 2007-2008