Academic Profile

Walid Jumblatt Abdullah received his PhD under a Joint Degree Program between National University of Singapore (NUS) and King's College, London. He works on state-Islam relations, and political parties and elections, with particular focus on Singapore and Malaysia. He has published articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals such as Democratization, International Political Science Review, Government and Opposition, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Asian Survey, Small Wars & Insurgencies, Journal of Church and State, among others.
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Asst Prof Walid Jumblatt Bin Abdullah
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences

My research interests include state-religion relations, political parties and elections, political Islam, and Southeast Asian politics.
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  • Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2019). The Mahathir Effect in Malaysia’s 2018 Election: The Role of Credible Personalities in Regime Transitions. Democratization, 26(3), 521-536.

  • Walid Jumblatt Bin Abdullah.(2019). Intra-Party Dynamics in the People’s Action Party: Party Structure, Continuity and Hegemony. The Limits of Authoritarian Governance in Singapore’s Developmental State(151-171). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2018). Bureaucratizing Islam: State Strategies and Muslim Responses in Singapore. Journal of Religious and Political Practice, 4(3), 297-313.

  • Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2018). Inclusion-moderation or political opportunity? Lessons from the case of Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, PAS). Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 56(4), 407-426.

  • Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2018). Bureaucratising Islam state strategies and Muslim responses in Singapore. Journal of Religious and Political Practice, 4(3), 297-313.