Women's struggles, along with the forces of modernization, have increased the public roles open to women in the Muslim world despite the growing power of Islamism, and this expansion of women's roles constitutes in itself a force for democratization.
A Woman's Place: Democratization in the Middle East
Nikki R. Keddie is professor emerita of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her most recent books are Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution (Yale University Press, 2003) and Women in Muslim Societies: The Long Path of Change (Princeton University Press, 2004, forthcoming).
Nikki R. Keddie; A Woman's Place: Democratization in the Middle East. Current History 1 January 2004; 103 (669): 25–30. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2004.103.669.25
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