TitleExploring the relation between gender politics and representative government in the Maghreb
NameMili, Amel (author), Josephson, Jyl (chair), Schock, Kurt (internal member), Segers, Mary (internal member), Wang, Guiling (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - Newark,
Womens rights--Islamic countries,
Women--Political activity--Islamic countries
DescriptionThis thesis uses analytical and empirical methods to explore the relation between gender standards and democratic standards in the Maghreb, which includes Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. The analytical approach consists of considering theories that link gender standards and democratic standards, and analyzing whether and to what extent such theories would apply or not apply to the Maghreb. The empirical approach consists of taking measurements that reflect gender standards and democratic standards across the three countries and four different milestones of their recent history (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000), and applying statistical methods to compute correlations and regressions. Because the empirical approach yields no significant correlation between gender standards and democratic standards in the Maghreb, I analyze this statistical correlation for other sets of countries that are part of Maghrebian identity: Arab countries, Muslim countries, African countries, and Mediterranean countries. The combined results of these analyses give us some insight into possible explanations of the empirical observations.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 261-275)
Noteby Amel Mili
CollectionGraduate School - Newark Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.