Empowering Women after the Arab Spring

  • Marwa Shalaby
  • Valentine M. Moghadam

Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies book series (CFS)

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About this book


This book sheds light on some of the most critical issues impeding the advancement of women’s rights post Arab Spring, such as patriarchy, barriers to women’s agency in the legal and socioeconomic realms, women's access to the decision-making process, citizenship rights, and the impact of conflict on women’s status. It offers a distinct perspective that takes into account the diversity of the Arab world and presents a theoretical framework on the study of women’s empowerment amid the transformations that have shaped the social and political fabrics of Arab societies. Empowering Women after the Arab Spring represents cutting-edge research from a variety of academic disciplines — anthropology, political science, and sociology — and presents comparative analyses from places including the United Arab Emirates, Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia. This volume offers one of the first systematic efforts to combine qualitative and quantitative research to draw a more accurate picture of the realities of Middle Eastern women. 


Empowerment Women MENA Agency Arab Spring Transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Marwa Shalaby
    • 1
  • Valentine M. Moghadam
    • 2
  1. 1.Rice UniversityHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA

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