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From Lalla Batoul to Oum Hamza: New Trends in Moroccan Women’s Fight for Citizenship

  • Brahim El Guabli
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Abstract

An effective technique for maintaining power is the time-honored premise of “divide and conquer.” When faced with the prospect of Arab Spring-inspired popular revolt, the Moroccan monarchy made the pre-emptive move of offering concessions on social issues while conceding little political terrain. This appeased half of the population and spared the country the turmoil and uncertainty of political instability. This chapter discusses the Moroccan monarchy’s reaction to the Arab Spring revolts, and the outcomes of this evolution. It pays special attention to the impact of these complex phenomena on women, their status, and their struggle for gender equality in Morocco.

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  • Brahim El Guabli
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  1. 1.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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