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Simons, G. (2019). Introduction: the image of Islam in Russia. Religion, State and Society, 47(2), 174-179
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: the image of Islam in Russia
2019 (English)In: Religion, State and Society, ISSN 0963-7494, E-ISSN 1465-3974, Vol. 47, no 2, p. 174-179Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Russia has a long, complicated and, at times, contradictory relationship with Islam and Muslims. Islam is classified as one of the ‘traditional’ religions, along with Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism. Throughout Russia’s history across the centuries, the efforts by the state and Muslims to define their relationship have led to contradictory outcomes. This special issue grew out of a conference that took place in 2016, seeking to explore the complicated nature of the image of Islam in Russia from a multidisciplinary perspective. A collection of six contributions explore how Islam is viewed and projected in the public and media sphere in contemporary Russia, including state attempts to ‘manage’ the development of Islam, initiatives to transform the public image of Muslims and the charitable work of a mosque at the local level.

National Category
Political Science Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-380127 (URN)10.1080/09637494.2019.1587936 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-03-25 Created: 2019-03-25 Last updated: 2019-03-28
Simons, G. (2019). Islam, society and politics in Central Asia [Review]. Religion, State and Society, 47(2), 283-285
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Islam, society and politics in Central Asia
2019 (English)In: Religion, State and Society, ISSN 0963-7494, E-ISSN 1465-3974, Vol. 47, no 2, p. 283-285Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-380130 (URN)10.1080/09637494.2019.1592395 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-03-25 Created: 2019-03-25 Last updated: 2019-03-25Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2019). Russia in the Middle East: (Re)Emergence of a New Geopolitical Shatter Belt?. In: Russia’s Policy in Syria and the Middle East: Determination, Delight, and Disappointment (pp. 28-35). Central Asia Progam, George Washington University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Russia in the Middle East: (Re)Emergence of a New Geopolitical Shatter Belt?
2019 (English)In: Russia’s Policy in Syria and the Middle East: Determination, Delight, and Disappointment, Central Asia Progam, George Washington University , 2019, p. 28-35Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Central Asia Progam, George Washington University, 2019
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-374271 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-18 Created: 2019-01-18 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (Ed.). (2019). The Image of Islam in Russia. Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Image of Islam in Russia
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Editors’ introduction: This special issue of Religion, State & Society is on ‘The Image of Islam in Russia’. We have been pleased to work with our guest editor Dr Greg Simons of Uppsala University in Sweden. Muslims in Russia take a wide range of approaches to expressing, institutionalising, and politically mobilising around Islam. These are furthermore negotiated with, resisted, managed, or refracted by the Russian state in varied ways, leading to a fascinating interplay at the intersection of this journal’s interests in religion, state, and society.

/Daniel Nilsson DeHanas & Marat Shterin

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Series
Religion, State and Society, ISSN 0963-7494, E-ISSN 1465-3974 ; 47(2)
National Category
Political Science Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-380129 (URN)
Note

Guest editor for special issue of Religion, State & Society (ISSN: 0963-7494, EISSN: 1465-3974) Volume 47, 2019 - Issue 2: The Image of Islam in Russia

https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/crss20/47/2?nav=tocList 

Available from: 2019-03-25 Created: 2019-03-25 Last updated: 2019-03-25Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2019). Western imaginings: the intellectual contest to define Wahhabism [Review]. Religion, State and Society, 47(2), 282-283
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Western imaginings: the intellectual contest to define Wahhabism
2019 (English)In: Religion, State and Society, ISSN 0963-7494, E-ISSN 1465-3974, Vol. 47, no 2, p. 282-283Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-378696 (URN)10.1080/09637494.2019.1586399 (DOI)000462033200008 ()
Available from: 2019-03-08 Created: 2019-03-08 Last updated: 2019-04-17Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2018). Book review of Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation, from 1470 to the Present, By Serhii Plokhy, New York: Basic Books, 2017. Pp. xiii, 398, ISBN 978–0–465–09849–1 [Review]. Michigan War Studies Review, Article ID 066.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book review of Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation, from 1470 to the Present, By Serhii Plokhy, New York: Basic Books, 2017. Pp. xiii, 398, ISBN 978–0–465–09849–1
2018 (English)In: Michigan War Studies Review, ISSN 1930-045X, article id 066Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
History and Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369484 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2018). Brand ISIS: Interactions of the Tangible and Intangible Environments. Journal of Political Marketing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brand ISIS: Interactions of the Tangible and Intangible Environments
2018 (English)In: Journal of Political Marketing, ISSN 1537-7857, E-ISSN 1537-7865Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article investigates how the infamous terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) uses branding and political marketing as means to increase their intangible value and assets in order to influence their tangible (operational) capacities. In order to investigate the logic of a terrorist organization as a political actor a perspective of political communication is applied as a means to understand more clearly the propaganda of the word and the propaganda of the deed. A systematic communication approach is used to raise awareness of the ISIS brand in order to differentiate the organization and to create a greater sense of credibility and authenticity in an increasingly crowded marketplace of terrorist organizations seeking for attention, support, and fear. Aspects of political marketing are used in order to create sets of relationships of attraction and avoidance with different target audiences. The 15 issues of the magazine Dabiq are examined and analyzed within this approach. However, intangible communication and tangible realities do affect each other. This is evident when there is a swing from military victories to military defeats, which impacts on the quality and quantity of communicational materials produced by ISIS.

Keywords
branding, Islamic state, political marketing, propaganda, terrorism and political relationships
National Category
Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-362057 (URN)10.1080/15377857.2018.1501928 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-09-29 Created: 2018-09-29 Last updated: 2018-10-01Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2018). Coinservatism, Populism and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy: New Political Relationships in the Making?. Acta Prosperitatis, 9, 23-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coinservatism, Populism and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy: New Political Relationships in the Making?
2018 (English)In: Acta Prosperitatis, ISSN 1691-6077, Vol. 9, p. 23-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article provides an analysis of the contemporary conservative/populist challenge to liberal democracy, thereby provoking a crisis in the liberal order at the national and global levels. The analysis is undertaken via a political marketing perspective, which is used to make sense of empirical materials drawn from academic and popular sources. A clear series of common points emerge suggesting that there is an evident challenge mounted against the hegemonic liberal order, characterized by a number of recurring crises they have  been  incapable  of  managing  and,  thus,  giving  their opponents  a platform from which to rather successfully challenge their authority and influence. The opposing camps tend to shape their political offer to the public in terms of building the relationships with their voter based on opposing sets of norms and values, together with their vision of an ideal society.

Keywords
crisis, liberal democracy, populism, conservatism, political marketing
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-377792 (URN)
Available from: 2019-02-26 Created: 2019-02-26 Last updated: 2019-02-26Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2018). Exploring Interpretations of Zapad-17 Through Baudrillard. Obieg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Interpretations of Zapad-17 Through Baudrillard
2018 (English)In: Obieg, ISSN 1732-9795Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-365094 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-08 Created: 2018-11-08 Last updated: 2018-11-12Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2018). Fake News:: As the Problem or a Symptom of a Deeper Problem?. Образ
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fake News:: As the Problem or a Symptom of a Deeper Problem?
2018 (English)In: ОбразArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-341503 (URN)
Available from: 2018-02-09 Created: 2018-02-09 Last updated: 2018-02-13Bibliographically approved
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