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Publications

Books

Authored and co-authored

(2016) D. Stevens and N. Vaughan-Williams, Everyday Security Threats: Perceptions, Experiences, Consequences (Manchester: Manchester University Press).

(2015, 2017) N. Vaughan-Williams, Europe's Border Crisis: Biopolitical Security and Beyond (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press).

(2014) C. Peoples and N. Vaughan-Williams, Critical Security Studies: An Introduction, Second Edition (London and New York: Routledge).

(2009, 2012) N. Vaughan-Williams, Border Politics: The Limits of Sovereign Power (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press). 

  • Gold Winner, 2011 Association for Borderlands Studies Past Presidents' Book Award.
  • Reviewed in Environment and Planning D (2010)

Co-edited

(2014) J. C. H. Liu and N. Vaughan-Williams (Eds) European-East Asian Borders in Translation (London and New York: Routledge).

(2013) N. Parker and N. Vaughan-Williams (Eds) Critical Border Studies (London and New York: Routledge).

(2012) C. Peoples and N. Vaughan-Williams (Eds) Major Works: Critical Security Studies 4 Volume Set (London and New York: Routledge). Vol. 1: Defining Security, Vol. 2: Broadening Security, Vol. 3: Deepening Security, Vol. 4: Extending Security.

(2009) J. Edkins and N. Vaughan-Williams (Eds) Critical Theorists and International Relations (London and New York: Routledge).

  • Translated into Bahasa Indonesian by Pustaka Pelajar Publishing Company, 2014.

(2008) A. Closs Stephens and N. Vaughan-Williams (Eds) Terrorism and the Politics of Response (London and New York: Routledge).

Journal articles

(2017) H. Crawley, A. Jeffrey, M. Kuus, F. McConnell, A. Smith, and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Interventions: Europe's Political Futures', Political Geography (forthcoming).

(2017) A. Little and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Stopping Boats, Saving Lives, Securing Subjects: Humanitarian Borders in Europe and Australia', European Journal of International Relations, 23(3) (August), pp. 533-556.

(2017) S. Croft and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Fit for Purpose? Fitting Ontological Security Studies "into" the Discipline of International Relations: Towards a Vernacular Turn?', Cooperation and Conflict, 52(1) (March), pp. 12-30.

  • Lead article in a special issue on 'Ontological Security' Ed. C. Kinnvall and J. Mitzen.

(2016) N. Vaughan-Williams and D. Stevens, ‘Vernacular Theories of Everyday (In)Security: The Disruptive Potential of Non-Elite Knowledge’, Security Dialogue, 47(1) (January), pp.40-58.

(2016) D. Stevens and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Citizens and Security Threats: Issues, Perceptions, and Consequences Beyond the National Frame', British Journal of Political Science, 46(1) (January), pp. 149-175.

(2015) N. Vaughan-Williams, '"We are not animals!" Humanitarian Border Security and Zoopolitical Spaces in EUrope', Political Geography, 45 (March), pp. 1-10. Lead article.

  • Featured in a 2015 virtual special issue on the 'Politics of Migration' available Open Access here.

(2015) J. Brassett and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Security and the Performative Politics of Resilience: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Humanitarian Emergency Preparedness', Security Dialogue, 46(1) (February), pp. 32-50.

(2015) T. Lundborg and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'New Materialisms, Discourse Analysis, and International Relations: A Radical Intertextual Approach', Review of International Studies, 41(1) (January), pp. 3-25. Lead article.

(2013) V. Basham and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Gender, Race, and Border Security Practices: A Profane Reading of 'Muscular Liberalism'', British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 15(4) (November), pp. 509-527.

(2012) C. Minca and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Carl Schmitt and the Concept of the Border', Geopolitics, 17(4) (November), pp. 756-772.

(2012) J. Brassett and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Crisis Is Governance: Sub-Prime, the Traumatic Event, and Bare Life', Global Society, 26(1) (January), pp. 19-42. Lead article.

(2011) T. Lundborg and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Resilience, Critical Infrastructure, and Molecular Security: The Excess of "Life" in Biopolitics', International Political Sociology, 5(4) (December), pp. 367-383.

(2010) N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘The UK Border Security Continuum: Virtual Biopolitics and the Simulation of the Sovereign Ban’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28 (November), pp. 1071-1083.

(2009) N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘The Generalised Biopolitical Border? Re-conceptualising the Limits of Sovereign Power’, Review of International Studies, 35(4), (October), pp. 729-749. Lead article.

(2008) N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘Borders, Territory, Law’, International Political Sociology 4(2) (December), pp. 322-338.

  • Featured in a 2013 virtual special issue on 'Territorialities, Spaces, Geographies' here.

(2008) N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘Borderwork Beyond Inside/Outside? Frontex, the Citizen-Detective and the War on Terror’, Space and Polity, 12(1), (April), pp. 63-79.

(2007) N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘The Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes: New Border Politics?’, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 32(2), (April-June), pp. 177-195.

(2007) N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘Beyond a Cosmopolitan Ideal: the Politics of Singularity’, International Politics, 44(1) (January), pp.107-124.

(2006) N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘Towards a Problematisation of the Problematisations that Reduce Northern Ireland to a Problem’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 9(4) (December), pp. 513-526.

(2005) N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘International Relations and the ‘Problem of History’’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 34(1), (August), pp. 115-136.

(2005) N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Protesting Against Citizenship’, Citizenship Studies, 9(2), (May), pp. 167-179.

Book chapters and other peer-reviewed academic publications

(2017) G. Lofflmann and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Narrating Identity, Border Security, and Migration: Critical Focus Groups and the Everyday as Problematic', Critical Studies on Security (forthcoming).

(2017) N. Vaughan-Williams, 'The Biopolitics of European Security', in S. Prozorov and S. Rentea (Eds) The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics (London and New York: Routledge), pp. 225-234.

(2017) N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Carl Schmitt, Giorgio Agamben, and the "Nomos" of Contemporary Political Life', in S. Prozorov and S. Rentea (Eds) The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics (London and New York: Routledge), pp. 140-153.

(2016) N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Borders', in A. Ní Mhurchú and R. Shindo (Eds) Critical Imaginations in International Relations (London and New York: Routledge), pp. 11-27.

(2014) J. C. H. Liu and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Introduction: Translating Borders, Deconstructing "Europe"-"East Asia"', in J.C.H. Liu and N. Vaughan-Williams (Eds) European-East Asian Borders in Translation (London and New York: Routledge), pp.1-11.

(2013) J. Brassett, S. Croft, and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'An Agenda for Resilience Research in Politics and International Relations'. Introduction to Special Issue on 'Security and the Politics of Resilience', Politics 33(4) (December), pp. 221-228.

(2013) J. Brassett and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'The Politics of Resilience from a Practitioner's Perspective: An Interview with Helen Braithwaite OBE', Politics, 33(4) (December), pp. 229-239.

(2013) T. Lundborg and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'The Limits of International Relations: R.B.J. Walker's Inside/outside: International Relations as Political Theory', in C. Sylvest and P. Wilson (Eds) Classics of International Relations (London and New York: Routledge), pp. 208-217.

(2012) N. Parker and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Introduction' to Special Issue of 'Critical Border Studies: Broadening and Deepening the 'Lines in the Sand' Agenda', Geopolitics, 17(4) (November), pp. 727-733.

(2012) N. Vaughan-Williams, 'The Generalised Biopolitical Border? Re-Conceptualising the Limits of Sovereign Power', reprinted in C. Peoples and N. Vaughan-Williams (Eds) Major Works: Critical Security Studies, Volume IV (London and New York: Routledge).

(2011) N. Vaughan-Williams, 'European Border Security after the Arab Spring', EU-GRASP Working Paper 24 (December).

(2011) N. Vaughan-Williams, 'The Border’, in S. Legg (Ed) Geographies of the Nomos: Schmitt, Spatiality, and Sovereignty (London and New York: Routledge).

(2011) N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Politics Of/On the Line', part of a 'Critical Exchange' on R.B.J. Walker’s After the Globe, Before the World. With J. Bartelson, J. Brassett, C. Constantinou, S. Prozorov, A. Closs Stephens, T. Lundborg, and R.B.J. Walker. Contemporary Political Theory 10(2) (May), pp. 286-310.

(2011) N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Off-Shore Biopolitical Border Security: The EU's Global Response to Migration, Piracy, and 'Risky' Subjects', in L. Bialasiewicz (ed), EU Geopolitics and the Transformation of European Space, (Hampshire and Berlington, VT: Ashgate), pp. 185-200.

(2009) N. Parker and N. Vaughan-Williams et al, ‘Lines in the Sand? An Agenda for Critical Border Studies’, Geopolitics, 14(3), pp. 582-587.

(2009) N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘Portraits of War’, Review of International Studies 35(4), (October), pp. 874-875.

(2009) J. Edkins and N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘Introduction’ in Critical Theorists and International Relations (London and New York: Routledge), pp. 1-6.

(2009) N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘Giorgio Agamben’, in Critical Theorists and International Relations (London and New York: Routledge), pp. 19-30.

(2008) N. Vaughan-Williams, Review of J. Hodge, Derrida On Time, Kantian Review, 14(1), pp. 138-141.

(2008) A. Closs Stephens and N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘Introduction: London, Time, Terror’ in Terrorism and the Politics of Response (London and New York: Routledge), pp. 1-15.

Special issues of journals guest edited

(2013) J. Brassett, S. Croft, and N. Vaughan-Williams (Eds) 'Security and the Politics of Resilience', Politics, 33(4) (December). Eight papers, a practitioner interview, and a co-authored Introduction.

(2012) N. Parker and N. Vaughan-Williams (Eds) 'Critical Border Studies: Broadening and Deepening the 'Lines in the Sand' Agenda', Geopolitics, 17(4) (November). Eight papers and a co-authored Introduction.

(2012) J. Brassett and N. Vaughan-Williams (Eds) 'Governing Traumatic Events', Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 37(3) (August). Seven papers and a co-authored Introduction.

Reports and other non-academic publications

(2017) G. Lofflmann and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'European citizens want more information on migration -- not tougher border security', The Conversation, 3 August.

(2017) V. Squire, A. Dimitriadi, N. Perkowski, M. Pisani, D. Stevens, and N. Vaughan-Williams, 'Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Mapping and Documenting Migratory Journeys and Experiences', Final Project Report.

Work in progress

Co-authored article on border security and the '2015 Mediterranean migration crisis' in Malta (with M. Pisani).

Co-authored article on everyday experiences of migration and border security in Europe (with G. Lofflmann).

Single-authored research monograph provisionally entitled Everyday Narratives of Border Security and Insecurity in Europe.