Women and Gender after the Arab Spring: Promises and Perils of Democratization

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The Arab Spring is still unfolding, as is the direction of change, and outcomes may be different for violent and nonviolent uprisings. This presentation will focus on three early cases of the Arab Spring – Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco – to discuss causes and likely outcomes, gender dynamics, and prospects for successful democratic transitions. A comparative and international perspective will highlight similarities and differences across the Arab cases and between the Arab Spring and other “democracy waves."


The Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies


Arab Spring, Women