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Political Parties and Participation: North Africa
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Considering the role women played in the struggle for liberation, their participation in the political process in post-independence Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia seemed only natural, as the terms of the first constitutions indicated – even if the modalities of their participation (the right to vote and their access to the public sphere and to political representation) were left undetermined. However, the conditions under which they were associated with the struggle for liberation – they were made to be symbols of the preserva…

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Roussillon, Alain, “Political Parties and Participation: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0125f>
First published online: 2009

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