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Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi

Reader in Politics

020-7911 5000 (ext. 7609) 02079115164 A.El-Affendi@westminster.ac.uk Room 508, 32-38 Wells Street, London. W1T 3UW By appointment

 

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Social Sciences and Humanities | Faculty
Politics and International Relations | Department
Centre for the Study of Democracy; Emerging Powers | Research

ABDELWAHAB EL-AFFENDI is the author of a number of books, including: Turabi's Revolution: Islam and Power in Sudan (1991), For a State of Peace: Conflict and the Future of Democracy in Sudan (2002) and The Conquest of Muslim Hearts and Minds: Perspectives on U.S. Reform and Public Diplomacy Strategies (2005).

He was member of the core team of authors of the Arab Human Development Report (2004), and has also contributed to many leading journals and books.

From 2009-2012, he was ESRC/AHRC Fellow in the Global Uncertainties Programme Dr El-Affendi was the 2006 recipient of the Muslim News Allama Iqbal Award for Creativity in Islamic Thought.

In June 2008, he has also been elected as member of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Science and Manufacture (RSA).

Dr El-Affendi has also worked as a pilot (1976-1981), a magazine editor (1982-1989), and diplomat (1990-1994).

Taught MA courses on Democracy and Islam and Islam and Modernity and undergraduate courses on Modernity in the Arab world and Issues and Debates in Middle Eastern Politics

Current Research

  • Islamism and Democracy after the Arab Spring Islamophobia and Multiculturalism Democracy and Conflict in Sudan Research

Grants

  • AHRC/ESRC Grant in 2009 for the project: Narratives of Insecurity, Democracy and the Justification of Mass Violence.

Member

  • Political Studies Association Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts
  • Manufactures and Commerce Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar

Has supervised or continue to supervise about 15 PhD students

This is a selection of publications, more can be found on WestminsterResearch, our online research repository.

Genocidal nightmares: narratives of insecurity and the logic of mass atrocities

El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A., ed. (2015) Genocidal nightmares: narratives of insecurity and the logic of mass atrocities. Bloomsbury Academic, London. ISBN 9781628920710 (In Press)

Sudan: the insecurity of power and the "revenge of the state"

El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2013) Sudan: the insecurity of power and the "revenge of the state". In: Esposito, John L. and Shahin, Emad El-Din, (eds.) The Oxford handbook of Islam and politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 440-452. ISBN 9780195395891

Darfur: Hasad al-Azma ba’d ‘Aqd min al-Zaman (Darfur: a decade in crisis)

El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. and Salem, Ould Ahmed and Ahmed, Sidi, eds. (2013) Darfur: Hasad al-Azma ba’d ‘Aqd min al-Zaman (Darfur: a decade in crisis). Aljazeera Centre for Studies, Doha. ISBN 9786140110526

Islamism in Sudan: before, after, in between

El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2013) Islamism in Sudan: before, after, in between. In: Bayat, Asif, (ed.) Post-Islamism: the changing faces of political Islam. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 301-320. ISBN 9780199766079

Islamists in Sudan: the insecurity of power and the "revenge of the states

El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2013) Islamists in Sudan: the insecurity of power and the "revenge of the states. In: Esposito, John L. and Shahin, Emad El-Din, (eds.) The Oxford handbook of Islam and politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 440-452. ISBN 9780195395891

Islamism and the state After Darfur: soft state, failed state or 'black hole state'?

El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2013) Islamism and the state After Darfur: soft state, failed state or 'black hole state'? In: Sørbø, Gunnar M. and Ahmed, Abdel Ghaffar Muhammad, (eds.) Sudan divided: continued conflict in a contested state. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 45-70. ISBN 9781137338235

Arab Spring, Islamist ice-age: Islamism, democracy and the dictatorship of the ‘liberalism of fear’ in the age of revolutions

El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2013) Arab Spring, Islamist ice-age: Islamism, democracy and the dictatorship of the ‘liberalism of fear’ in the age of revolutions. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 30 (4). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0887-7653

The souls of Muslim folk: the "Obama Phenomenon" and the paradoxes of paranoid anti-multiculturalism

El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2012) The souls of Muslim folk: the "Obama Phenomenon" and the paradoxes of paranoid anti-multiculturalism. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 29 (4). pp. 63-86. ISSN 0887-7653

A trans-Islamic revolution? Reflections on the fate of Islamism in the era of Arab mass revolutions

El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2012) A trans-Islamic revolution? Reflections on the fate of Islamism in the era of Arab mass revolutions. Critical Muslim, 1 (1). ISSN 2048-8475

Narrating religious insecurity: Islamic-Western conceptions of mutual threat

El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2012) Narrating religious insecurity: Islamic-Western conceptions of mutual threat. In: Dumper, Michael and Reed, Esther D., (eds.) Civil liberties, national security and prospects for consensus: legal, philosophical and religious perspectives. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 225-240. ISBN 9781107008984

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