Arab Spring, Jasmine Fall: Authoritarianism, Co-optation and the ‘Woman Question’ in post-2011 Tunisia

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Arab Spring, Jasmine Fall: Authoritarianism, Co-optation and the ‘Woman Question’ in post-2011 Tunisia

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: Arab Spring, Jasmine Fall: Authoritarianism, Co-optation and the ‘Woman Question’ in post-2011 Tunisia
Author: O'Keeffe, Anya
Issue Date: 2019-08-30
Keywords: Co-optation
Arab Spring
Jasmine Revolution
Feminism
State Feminism
Authoritarianism
Tunisia
Abstract: In 2011, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted from power following the Jasmine Revolution, a series of protests where women played an incredibly vocal and important role. However, this dissertation seeks to argue that ‘The Woman Question’ in Tunisia is now more complicated than ever. Despite the comparatively progressive civil liberties Tunisian women have been granted, the reality women face in Tunisia is much bleaker than initially assumed in 2011. The aspects of co-optation, authoritarianism, class and religion will be used to assess how historically the conflicting issues surrounding women came to be, and the issues women face following the 2011 Jasmine Revolution.
Supervisor: Henderson, Christian
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Studies (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Middle East
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/75773
 

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