Maria Frederika Malmström

The Nordic Africa Institute; Univ. of Gothenburg
Social Anthropology

Villavägen 6
Uppsala
Sweden
752 36
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2013-07-09_12

In the aftermath of the revolutions of North African societies, European policymakers tend to overlook the most powerful link – the one between politics and affect. A more comprehensive understanding of contemporary North African politics needs to include affective politics. My current research project explores how people sense and express the post-Arab uprising/s in Egypt. The force of post-revolutionary affective politics has the capability to influence senses of belonging. However, the instability in the region may contribute to a loss of control and undermine individual and collective security, which may lead to embedded emotions of uncertainty, insecurity, and further violence in transitional North Africa.


Substantive Focus:
Governance
Health Policy
Defense and Security
International Relations PRIMARY
Social Policy SECONDARY
Comparative Public Policy
Urban Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY

Keywords

MENA MATERIALITY AFFECTS BODY POLITICS