Women and the Political Process in Twentieth- Century Iran

Authored by: Parvin Paidar

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Political Transitions
Country: Iran
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 1997
Citation: Paidar, Parvin. Women and the Political Process in Twentieth-Century Iran. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

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In a comprehensive and original analysis, Parvin Paidar considers the role of women in the political process of twentieth-century Iran and demonstrates how political reorganisation has redefined their position. Challenging the view expressed by conventional scholarship which emphasises the marginalisation of Muslim women, the author asserts that gender issues are right at the heart of the political process in Iran. The implications of the study bear on the position of women throughout the Middle East and in the developing countries generally.