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Women, Civil Society and Policy Change in the Arab World

Editors: Yassin, Nasser, Hoppe, Robert (Eds.)

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  • Studies civil society actors driving change to policies that affect women and their well being in Arab society
  • Explores attempts to influence public policy through the lens of women movements activism and case studies in Lebanon, Morocco and Yemen
  • Remedies significant gaps in the body knowledge about politics and policymaking in the Arab world
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This book examines the ways in which Arab civil society actors have attempted to influence public policies. In particular, the book studies the drive towards a change of policies that affect women and their well-being. It does so through the lens of women civil society activism and through analysis of cases of policy reform in three Arab countries namely: Lebanon, Morocco and Yemen. The book addresses the tension between policy change and state repression; between Islamic traditional/religious values and civil/secular ones; between the formal and the informal channels for policy-making. One of the first books to reflect on the capability of Arab civil society actors to influence change, it traces recent policy evolution from before the Arab Uprisings in 2011 until the present day, and describes the limited ability of civil society actors to induce change and substantiate it over recent decades. The book explores the use of policy theories in the analysis of cases, and reflects on the possibility of applying and “adapting” those concepts, largely applied in the Western world, to encompass policymaking in the Arab world without conceptual 'overstretch'.

About the authors

Nasser Yassin is Director of Research at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, and professor of policy and planning at the Health Management and Policy Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon.
Robert Hoppe is Professor of Knowledge and Public Policy in the Faculty of Management and Governance, Twente University, the Netherlands. He is also Senior Nonresidential Fellow of the American University of Beirut’s (AUB) Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Relations, Lebanon.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Yassin, Nasser

  • ‘Civil Societies’ and the Arab Uprisings-Prospects for Socio-political Change: A Comparative Analysis of the On-going Tunisian and Egyptian Plight

    Pages 11-32

    Khneisser, Mona

  • The Political Participation of Women in the Arab World: Mapping the Movement, Experiences and Challenges Facing Arab Women from the Beginning of the Twentieth Century Until the Post-Arab Uprisings Era: Expectations, Paths and Outcomes

    Pages 33-61

    Moussawi, Fatima (et al.)

  • Civil Society Advocacy and Policy Entrepreneurship: Examining the Making of the Law 293 to Criminalize Domestic Violence in Lebanon

    Pages 63-85

    Moussawi, Fatima (et al.)

  • Empowering Women Through Land Policy Change: The “Soulaliyate” Movement in Morocco

    Pages 87-109

    Saadi, Mohamed Said

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02089-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02088-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Civil Society and Policy Change in the Arab World
Editors
  • Nasser Yassin
  • Robert Hoppe
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02089-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02089-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02088-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 180
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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