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Democracy Ideologies: Asia-Pacific Region
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The recent interest in women and democracy is premised on women's increasing access to and control over representative institutions. Political participation is considered the key to the enhancement of the status of women and the institutionalization of democracy. Women activists are no longer happy to see women only vote in elections and sign petitions. For them gender inequality needs to…

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Khan, Mohammad Mohabbat, “Democracy Ideologies: Asia-Pacific Region”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0073b>
First published online: 2009

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