Jones MO (2018). Political Repression in Bahrain (Forthcoming). Cambridge, Cambridge University Press  Abstract.

Jones MO (eds)(2015). Bahrain’s Uprising: Resistance and Repression in the Gulf. London, Zed Books Ltd.  Abstract.



Journal articles


Jones MO (2017). Nation branding and celebrity diplomacy in Bahrain. Celebrity Studies Full textDOI

Jones MO (2017). Social media, satire and creative resistance in the Bahrain uprising: from utopian fiction to political satire. Communication and the Public Full textDOI

Jones MO (2016). Saudi Intervention, Sectarianism, and De-Democratization in Bahrain’s Uprising. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change39, 251-279. Full textDOI

Jones MO (2013). Social Media, Surveillance and Social Control in the Bahrain Uprising. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture9(2), 69-92. Full textDOI.


Jones MO (2017). Contesting the Iranian Revolution as a turning-point discourse in Bahraini contentious politics. In valeri M, porter R, Jones MO (Eds.) Gulfization of the Arab World: Exeter Critical Gulf Series, Gerlach Press  Abstract.  Full text.
Jones MO (2017). History of Bahrain. In Matthews C (Ed) The Middle East and North Africa 2017, Oxford: Routledge Full text.
Jones MO (2017). Social media in the Bahrain Uprising: from hope to despair. In Atanasova D, Reilly P, Veneti A (Eds.) Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, PressBooks
Jones MO (2016). Social Media and Unethical P2P Diplomacy in the Bahrain Uprising. In  (Ed) Social Media in the Arab World Communication and Public Opinion in the Gulf States, London: I. B. Tauris  Abstract.
Jones MO (2015). Rotten Apples or Rotten Orchards; Police deviance, brutality and unaccountability in Bahrain. In  (Ed) Bahrain’s Uprising: Resistance and Repression in the Gulf, London: Zed Books Ltd. Full text.
Jones MO (2015). Social Media, Surveillance, and Cyberpolitics in the Bahrain Uprising.
In  (Ed) , Zed Books Ltd Full text.


Jones MO (2017). Hacking, bots and information wars in the Qatar spat. Washington DC, Project on Middle East Political Science Author URL.
Dickinson R, Atanasova D, Bain J, Campbell V, Gunter B, Matthews J, Saltzis K (2011). UK New Media Review 2010. Department of Media and Communication Leicester University,  Leicester, Department of Media and Communication Leicester University

Internet publications

Jones MO (2017). A triple execution in Bahrain has provoked national outrage – and international silence. Web link.
Jones MO (2017). From Geneva to London: How Bahrain Tries to Game Human Rights Accountability in the International Arena.   AbstractWeb link.
Jones MO (2017). Hacking, bots and information wars in the Qatar spat, Washington Post. Web link.
Jones MO (2017). How a spate of killings in Bahrain has raised suspicions of state brutality. Web link.
Jones MO (2017). POLARISED FUTURES? Trump’s visit stokes sectarianism and repression in the Gulf.   AbstractWeb link.
Jones MO (2016). Automated Sectarianism and Pro-Saudi Propaganda on Twitter. Web link.
Jones MO (2015). Bahrain’s uprising: resistance and repression in the Gulf [Book Summary]. Web link.
Jones MO (2015). The More Appalling the Human Rights Record, the Better the Customer at the London Arms Fair. Web link.
Jones MO (2015). The deepening divide in post-election Bahrain. Web link.
Jones MO (2015). Why Aren’t the Gulf States Taking More Syrian Refugees. Web link.
Jones MO (2014). ANALYSIS: Bahrain’s election – husbands, iPhones and jobs. Web link.
Jones MO (2014). Bahrain’s celebrity anti-diplomacy. Web link.
Jones MO (2013). Bahrain’s Silent Spring: What happened to the ‘Pearl revolution’?. Web link.
Jones MO (2013). Bahrain’s history of political injustice. Web link.
Jones MO (2013). How the Al Khalifas took a quarter of Bahrain’s wealth. Web link.
Jones MO (2013). Little hope for Bahrain as world turns away. Web link.
Jones MO (2013). Putting a price tag on repression. Web link.
Jones MO (2013). The history of British involvement in Bahrain’s internal security. Web link.