Lecturer in International Relations, Lancaster University

Dr Simon Mabon is Lecturer in International Relations at Lancaster University and Director of the Richardson Institute. Simon holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Leeds.

His research focuses upon contested sovereignty in the Middle East with a particular focus upon the role of religion and the onset of political violence.

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Project information

CREST’s work is structured by five Programmes of activity. You can find out more information about our core programmes, as well as our commissioned projects here.

Simon Mabon is part of the Ideas, Beliefs And Values In Social Context programme. Read more about this project here.

Recent publications

Garnett, M.A., Mabon, S.P., Smith, R. 7/08/2017 British Foreign Policy Since 1945 London : Routledge. 358 p. ISBN: 9781138821293.

Mabon, S.P. 08/2017 Sovereignty, bare life and the Arab Uprisings In: Third World Quarterly. 38, 8, p. 1782-1799. 18 p.

Mabon, S.P. 11/07/2017 Muting the trumpets of sabotage: Saudi Arabia, the US and the quest to securitize Iran In: British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 18 p.

Mabon, S.P. 05/2017 The Circle of Bare Life: Hizballah, Muqawamah and Rejecting ? Being Thus? In: Politics, Religion and Ideology. 18, 1, p. 1-22. 22 p.

Mabon, S.P., Royle, S. 30/11/2016 The origins of ISIS: the collapse of nations and revolutions in the Middle East London: I. B. Tauris. 256 p. ISBN: 9781784536961.

Mabon, S.P. 9/11/2016 Nationalist Jahiliyyah and the Flag of the Two Crusaders, or: ISIS, Sovereignty, and the Owl of Minerva In: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Kasbarian, S., Mabon, S.P. 8/11/2016 Contested spaces and sectarian narratives in post: uprising Bahrain In: Global Discourse. 6, 4, p. 677-696. 20 p.

Mabon, S.P., Ardovini, L. 8/11/2016 People, sects and states: interrogating sectarianism in the contemporary Middle East In: Global Discourse. 6, 4, p. 551-560. 10 p.

Garnett, M.A., Mabon, S.P. 9/09/2016 Think Tanks and Foreign Policy in the United Kingdom In: Think Tanks, Foreign Policy and Geopolitics. London : Routledge


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