Gender Quotas, Autocracy, and the Status Quo: Explaining Why Morocco has had a More Positive Quota Experience than Jordan or Egypt.

Powers, Elizabeth K.


  • The Arab world has the lowest percentage of female political participation. While the global average of women in parliament is just over 18%, the Arab region's average is only 9.5%. Certainly many Arab countries resemble each other in their long histories of patriarchy and authoritarian regime tendencies, and these similarities often prevent women's active participation in politics. However, one c... read more
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