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Gender and Politics in Kuwait: Women and Political Participation in the Gulf

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The role of women in politics in the Gulf is a much-debated and often little-understood subject in the West. In Gender and Politics in Kuwait the author sheds new light on the struggle of Kuwaiti women for political participation, examining both the positions women hold in society and politics, and the discourses surrounding feminism and civil rights. He charts the history of women and their contribution to the Kuwaiti state, from independence and the writing of the constitution in the 1960s, through the Iraqi occupation in 1990, to the struggle for the right to vote and stand for election in the twenty-first century. Drawing on the experiences of women in a range of roles in Kuwaiti society, including government, education, employment, civil society and the media, this is a comprehensive examination of gender politics and its impact in the Middle East.

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The role of women in politics in the Gulf is a much-debated and often little-understood subject in the West. In Gender and Politics in Kuwait the author sheds new light on the struggle of Kuwaiti women for political participation, examining both the positions women hold in society and politics, and the discourses surrounding feminism and civil rights. He charts the history of women and their contribution to the Kuwaiti state, from independence and the writing of the constitution in the 1960s, through the Iraqi occupation in 1990, to the struggle for the right to vote and stand for election in the twenty-first century. Drawing on the experiences of women in a range of roles in Kuwaiti society, including government, education, employment, civil society and the media, this is a comprehensive examination of gender politics and its impact in the Middle East.

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Meshal Al-Sabah is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies, King's College London, UK. Educated at The University of Chicago and Harvard University, he holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from King's College London.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. 1991: A Turning Point in Kuwaiti Politics

2. Going Back to Move Forward: Internal Debate over the Consequences of the 1990 Crisis

3. Indirect Change: The Status of Women in the Non-Political Arena

4. The Debate within the Ruling Family

5. Women in Politics: The National and International Debate

6. Sponsors and Factions of the Kuwaiti Women's Rights Movement

7. The Future: Challenges, Expectations and Opportunities

8. The Long Road to Success: Women in Kuwaiti Politics, 1991-2009

Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780763064
Author:
Al-sabah, Meshal, Sheikh
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris & Company
Author:
Al-Sabah, Meshal
Author:
Al-Sabah, Meshal, Sheikh
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Civics & Citizenship
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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The role of women in politics in the Gulf is a much-debated and often little-understood subject in the West. In Gender and Politics in Kuwait the author sheds new light on the struggle of Kuwaiti women for political participation, examining both the positions women hold in society and politics, and the discourses surrounding feminism and civil rights. He charts the history of women and their contribution to the Kuwaiti state, from independence and the writing of the constitution in the 1960s, through the Iraqi occupation in 1990, to the struggle for the right to vote and stand for election in the twenty-first century. Drawing on the experiences of women in a range of roles in Kuwaiti society, including government, education, employment, civil society and the media, this is a comprehensive examination of gender politics and its impact in the Middle East.
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