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.
Defense and Security
International Relations PRIMARY
Social Policy SECONDARY
Comparative Public Policy
Urban Public Policy
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY