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Political Parties and Participation: Arabian Peninsula
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In the early 2000s, the seven states of the Arabian Peninsula (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen) showed different degrees of popular political participation for men and women. Only the Republic of Yemen was equipped with a multi-party system and universal suffrage when it was established in May 1990. Political parties remained banned in all six Gulf monarchies. In five of them, howev…

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Glosemeyer, Iris, “Political Parties and Participation: Arabian Peninsula”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0125b>
First published online: 2009

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