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Sabet, A. (2017). Geopolitics of Identity: Egypt's Lost Peace. Contemporary Arab Affairs, 10(1), 51-92
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geopolitics of Identity: Egypt's Lost Peace
2017 (English)In: Contemporary Arab Affairs, ISSN 1755-0912, E-ISSN 1755-0920, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 51-92Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This monograph attempts to provide a conceptualization of Egypt's current predicaments by process-tracing historical critical junctures and sequences of causal mechanisms that contributed to bringing about the January 2011 events. Focusing on the period between the 1952 Revolution led by Gamal Abdel Nasser, until the events of 2011, it traces the developments and changing political and strategic trajectories of the three presidents Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak. The case of Egypt is examined here as ‘an instance of a class of events’ focusing on phenomena related to the tracing of causal factors and mechanisms leading to a particular outcome in January 25, 2011. It further links the uprising to that country’s 1979 'Peace Treaty' with Israel. This treaty de-securitized the latter, allowing it significant regional freedom of action, and had a causal effect on challenging Egypt's identity motivated action, contributing in the process to undermining its identity structure. An increasing awareness among many Egyptians of the link between the treaty and their identity formation, is one of the main reasons for summoning the legacy of Nasser as a source of 'ontological security'.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK/Beirut (Lebanon): Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Critical Junctures, Dissonance, Egypt, Geopolitics, Identity, Iran, Keying, Nasser, Ontological Security, Path Dependency, Peace Treaty, Process-Tracing
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-23397 (URN)10.1080/17550912.2017.1281552 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-11-17 Created: 2016-11-17 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Sabet, A. (2016). The Inevitable Caliphate? [Review]. ReOrient, 1(2), 228-232
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Inevitable Caliphate?
2016 (English)In: ReOrient, ISSN 2055-5601, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 228-232Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-23403 (URN)10.13169/reorient.1.2.0228 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-11-17 Created: 2016-11-17 Last updated: 2016-11-18Bibliographically approved
Sabet, A. (2015). Geopolitics of a changing world order: US strategy and the scramble for the Eurasian heartland. Contemporary Arab Affairs, 8(2), 163-180
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geopolitics of a changing world order: US strategy and the scramble for the Eurasian heartland
2015 (English)In: Contemporary Arab Affairs, ISSN 1755-0912, E-ISSN 1755-0920, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 163-180Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As the geopolitics of the twenty first century proceed to evolve and take shape, most significantly as pursued by the American insular superpower, global implications still remain opaque. Geopolitical theory allows for more transparency as it helps in observing continuities in US strategy and, in forming expectations about changing tactics and policies in the service of its durable strategic international and global concerns. It would further help offer deeper insights into how American decision-makers are likely to think and act in the post-Cold War era, and in explaining, understanding, and possibly reading and predicting U.S policies into the near future. It may then be possible to proceed to assess global implications and reactions of different actors in different regions of the World, particularly the Middle East and the Eurasian Heartland, to U.S constant parameters and changing variables, and perhaps observe early and subtle shifts in policy and political alignments as a result. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, UK: Center for Arab Unity, Lebanon, 2015
Keywords
containment, de-territorialization, geopolitics, greater Middle East, Heartland, neo-Liberal imperialism
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-16316 (URN)10.1080/17550912.2015.1018717 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-11-12 Created: 2014-11-12 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Sabet, A. (2015). Prophet Muhammad: Sultan of Hearts [Review]. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 33(1), 129-129
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prophet Muhammad: Sultan of Hearts
2015 (English)In: American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, ISSN 0742-6763, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 129-129Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Institute of Islamic Thought: , 2015
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-23400 (URN)
Available from: 2016-11-17 Created: 2016-11-17 Last updated: 2016-11-18Bibliographically approved
Sabet, A. (2014). Andrew Hammond (2012). The Islamic Utopia: The Illusion of Reform in Saudi Arabia [Review]. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 31(3), 133-136
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Andrew Hammond (2012). The Islamic Utopia: The Illusion of Reform in Saudi Arabia
2014 (English)In: The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, ISSN 0887-7653, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 133-136Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Institute of Islamic Thought, US: , 2014
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-16313 (URN)
Available from: 2014-11-12 Created: 2014-11-12 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Sabet, A. (2014). Geopolitics of Deception: Media, Framing and War by other Means. United Arab Emirates: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geopolitics of Deception: Media, Framing and War by other Means
2014 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This monograph focuses on media and communicative framing within the context of strategy and strategic interaction as articulated by some major thinkers in both fields. It examines how informational virtual space, through a medium of strategic deception, constructs contextual frames or what may be called master frames, with the purpose of re-positioning an audience, through a process of conversion, in ways that elicit dynamics of fragmentary and oppositional social movements in the service of hegemonic geopolitical and security interests. In the process it attempts to shed light on the meaning and consequences of framing as a substantive form of political communication embedded in the indirect approach of war articulated by British strategist Basil Liddell Hart.

Beyond simply being an instrument of propagation and propaganda, media has increasingly evolved into a power and security form of social and political organization. It has become a matter of high politics as it frames and re-frames perceptions, ideas as well as psychological and mental structures along lines that touch upon the very heart of a society’s or a country’s national security structure. To the extent that media and war increasingly come to share symbiotic forms of strategic interaction, a symbiosis of soft power and hard power respectively, what evolves is a dynamic of framing — a scheme of comprehension that shapes the physical as well as mental and psychological boundaries and limitations of a group, audience or collectivity with or without them necessarily being aware of its structural impact.  This condition renders media a potential weapon of war in its own right equal in scope and dimension to those of the actual physical or military.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
United Arab Emirates: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2014. p. 80
Series
The Emirates Occasional Papers, ISSN 1682-1246 ; 83
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Kultur, identitet och gestaltning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-16310 (URN)978-9948-14-931-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-11-12 Created: 2014-11-12 Last updated: 2015-07-29Bibliographically approved
Sabet, A. (2014). Madawi Al-Rashid (2013). A Most Masculine State: : Gender, Politics, and Religion in Saudi Arabia. [Review]. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 31(4), 114-117
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Madawi Al-Rashid (2013). A Most Masculine State: : Gender, Politics, and Religion in Saudi Arabia.
2014 (English)In: American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, ISSN 0887-7653, Vol. 31, no 4, p. 114-117Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Institute of Islamic Thought, USA: , 2014
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-16312 (URN)
Available from: 2014-11-12 Created: 2014-11-12 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Sabet, A. (2014). Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats [Review]. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 42(4), 676-678
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats
2014 (English)In: British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, ISSN 1353-0194, E-ISSN 1469-3542, Vol. 42, no 4, p. 676-678Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2014
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-16314 (URN)10.1080/13530194.2014.905289 (DOI)000356362100017 ()
Available from: 2014-11-12 Created: 2014-11-12 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
Sabet, A. (2014). Wilayat al-Faqih and the meaning of Islamic government. In: Arshin Adib-Moghaddam (Ed.), A Critical Introduction to Khomeini: (pp. 69-87). Cambridge University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Wilayat al-Faqih and the meaning of Islamic government
2014 (English)In: A Critical Introduction to Khomeini / [ed] Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Cambridge University Press, 2014, p. 69-87Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The triumph of the Islamic revolution of Iran in February1979 baffled and continues to baffle many. The introduction of a religious dimension into contemporary politics challenged present day understandings of the human condition in ways that have called into question much of the basic modern premises of secularism. The Revolution tended to be perceived largely in light of the preconceptions and predispositions of observers rather than as something original and unique — sui generis. Many failed to see the Revolution as a phenomenon that is to be understood and comprehended from within its own dynamics and on its own terms, rather than in terms of mere Western social science categories, insightful as they may be. Consequently, varied designations were and continue to be attributed to the Iranian regime ranging from it being a form of anachronistic theocracy, to being pejoratively referred to as the rule of the mullahs or a religious dictatorship.

Yet at the heart of this Islamic phenomenon is a creative theory of government and leadership which sought to tackle the recurring issue of legitimacy and the question of who is entitled to rule

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2014
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Culture, Identity and Representations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-13335 (URN)978-1107670624 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-11-27 Created: 2013-11-27 Last updated: 2015-11-17Bibliographically approved
Sabet, A. (2013). Arab youth: Special mobilization in times of risk [Review]. Journal of Islamic Studies, 24(3), 393-397
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arab youth: Special mobilization in times of risk
2013 (English)In: Journal of Islamic Studies, ISSN 0955-2340, E-ISSN 1471-6917, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 393-397Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Culture, Identity and Representations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-18309 (URN)10.1093/jis/ett040 (DOI)000330186700017 ()
Available from: 2015-06-29 Created: 2015-06-25 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
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