Arab women and political development

Authored by: Rowaida al-Maaitah , Arwa Oweis , Muntaha Gharaibeh , Hmoud Olimat , Hadeel al-Maaitah

Handbook of Arab Women and Arab Spring

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  November  2013

Print ISBN: 9781857437126
eBook ISBN: 9781315858661
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This chapter highlights the journey of Arab women in politics within the contexts of political participation, democratization and the Arab Spring. The case of Jordan will be presented as an example of how the journey of women’s empowerment and democratization can be achieved within the challenges of regional instability, and political, economical, cultural and legal stressors.

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