Double-Edged Politics on Women's Rights in the MENA Region

Hanane Darhour (Editor), Drude Dahlerup (Editor)

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While the Arab Uprisings presented new opportunities for the empowerment of women, the sidelining of women remains a constant risk in the post-revolutionist MENA countries. Changes in the position of women are crucial to the reconfiguration of state-society relations and the discussion between Islamist and secular trends. Theoretically framed and based on new empirical data, this edited volume explores women’s activism and political representation as well as discursive changes, with a particular focus on secular and Islamist feminism, and changes in popular opinions on women’s position in society.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages311
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-27734-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-27735-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesGender and Politics


  • Arab Uprisings
  • women empowerment
  • Islamist and secular
  • Discourses
  • women's representation

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