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Arab State and Women's Rights by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Researchers studying gender politics in Arab societies have been puzzled by a phenomenon common in many Arab states while women are granted suffrage rights, they are often discriminated against by the state in their private lives. This book addresses this phenomenon, maintaining that the Arab state functions according to a certain logic and patterns which have direct consequences on its gender policies, in both the public and private spheres. Using the features of the Arab Authoritarian state as a basis for a theoretical framework of analysis, the author draws on detailed fieldwork and first-hand interviews to study women s rights in three countries - Yemen, Syria, and Kuwait. She argues that the puzzle may be resolved once we focus on the features of the Arab state, and its stage of development. Offering a new approach to the study of gender and politics in Arab states, this book will be of great interest to scholars and students of gender studies, international politics and Middle East studies."
Arab Society by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
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