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Bargaining For Women'S Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy

Alice J. Kang

Abstract

Bargaining for Women’s Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy asks why a Muslim-majority democracy, the Republic of Niger, adopted some gender equality reforms and rejected others. It argues that Niger’s seemingly inconsistent policies on gender equality can be explained by the mobilization of women and conservative and the political context. Governments are more likely to adopt gender equality reforms when women mobilize for them. Women’s activists are not the only ones who care about the regulation of gender relations. Conservative activists may mobilize as well. In democratic cont ... More

Keywords: women’s movements, conservative movements, Niger, Africa, Islam, politics, democratization, social movements, policy change, feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816692170
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692170.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice J. Kang, author
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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