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New trends of women’s activism after the Arab uprisings: redefining women's leadership

  title={New trends of women’s activism after the Arab uprisings: redefining women's leadership},
  author={Aitemad Muhanna-Matar},
This paper considers the nature of activism and revolutionary process in the 21st century by examining some of the dilemmas involved in the case of Egypt. It argues that the characteristics of horizontal networks of activism, especially the absence of centralised organisational structures, although well suited to the phase of mass protests in the lead-up to the ousting of Mubarak, can pose a challenge to the prospects of long-term revolutionary projects. 
The revival of nationalism and secularism in modern Iran
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The NGO-isation of Arab Women's Movements
  • I. Jad
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 2004
One of the dominant trends in the evolution of the Arab women’s movements is a steady increase in the number of women’s non-governmental organisations (NGOs) dealing with aspects of women’s lives
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