ABDELWAHAB EL-AFFENDI is a Reader in Politics at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster and coordinator of the Centre's Democracy and Islam Programme.
He is 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
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.
El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. and Shahin, Emad El-Din (2013) Islamists in Sudan: the insecurity of power and the "revenge of the state". In: Esposito, John, (ed.) Oxford handbook of Islam and politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780195395891 (In Press)
El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2011) A trans-Islamic revolution? Reflections on the fate of Islamism in the era of Arab mass revolutions. Critical Muslim, 1 (1).
El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2011) Making peace gambles work: the Oslo Accords, the Sudanese "Comprehensive Peace Agreement" and their "Spirals of Insecurity". Journal of Peace, Conflict and Development, 17 . pp. 1-22. ISSN 1742-0601
El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2011) The Arabs and South Sudan: negativity in neglect (in Arabic). Website of the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies, Doha .
El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2011) The responsibility to protect and international law. In: Cunliffe, Philip, (ed.) Critical perspectives on the responsibility to protect: interrrogating policy and practice. Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding . Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415586238
El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2011) Constituting Liberty, Healing the Nation: revolutionary identity creation in the Arab world's delayed 1989. Third World Quarterly, 32 (7). pp. 1255-1271. ISSN 0143-6597
El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2010) Peace-making and state-building in Africa: lessons from Sudan's 'hybrid' case. Nordic Africa Development Policy Forum .
Deng, Francis M. and El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2010) Creatively re-imagining a new Sudanese nation: towards achieving conditional unity. Contemporary Arab Affairs, 3 (3). pp. 334-351. ISSN 1755-0912
El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2010) The modern debate(s) on Islam and democracy: a literature review. The Asia Foundation’s National Dialogue on Islam and Democracy .
El-Affendi, Abdelwahab A. (2010) A clash of xenophobic narratives: the symbiotic relationship between Islamophobia and extremism. In: SEARCTT's selection of articles. The Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter Terrorism (SEARCTT), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mayalsia, pp. 30-56. ISBN 9789834439712
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