Prof Mustapha Pasha


Mustapha Kamal Pasha took up the chair in International Politics at Aberystwyth University in 2013, having been Sixth Century Chair and Head of International Relations at the University of Aberdeen since January 2006 and taught previously at the School of International Service, American University in Washington, DC. Mustapha served as Vice President of the International Studies Association in 2012-2013. His work is broadly located within Post-Western IR and draws from varied genealogies, notably decolonial thought, postcolonialism, poststructuralism, critical theory, and classical political economy (influenced by Hegel, Marx, Gramsci, and Subaltern Studies). His most recent book, International Relations and Islam: Fractured Worlds (Routledge) will be published in May 2017.


Pasha, MK 2021, Political Theology and Sovereignty: Sayyid Qutb in Our Times. in V Paipais (ed.), Theology and World Politics: Metaphysics, Genealogies, Political Theologies. International Political Theory, Springer Nature, pp. 157-179. 10.1007/978-3-030-37602-4_7
Pasha, M 2020, 'After the Deluge: New Universalism and Postcolonial Difference', International Relations, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 354-373. 10.1177/0047117820946812
Pasha, M 2019, 'Political Theology and Sovereignty: Sayyid Qutb in Our Times', Journal of International Relations and Development, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 346–363. 10.1057/s41268-018-0151-3
Pasha, M 2018, Beyond the "Religious Turn": International Relations as Political Theology. in A Gofas, I Hamati-Ataya & N Onuf (eds), The Sage Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations. SAGE Publishing, New York, pp. 106-121.
Pasha, M 2018, Ibn Khaldun and the Wealth of Civilizations. in B Steele & E Heinze (eds), Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations. Taylor & Francis, London and New York, pp. 554-564. 10.4324/9781315725932
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