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Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Arab States
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The 22 Arab states, with a population of over 280 million, range from Morocco in North Africa to Iraq in West Asia. These states share many similarities in terms of culture, religion, and historical evolution, while also differing widely in their respective socioeconomic dynamics and political experiences. All states share particular regional challenges, themselves a function of international relations and politics, and while some have hugely developed oil-rich economies, others …

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Karam, Azza M., “Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0129b>
First published online: 2009

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