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Gender Regimes in the Middle East and North Africa: The Power of Feminist Movements

25.09.2020 / Created by (EMWF)

Applying Walby’s model of gender regime, with some modifications to the Middle East and North Africa, the article highlights the importance of the family as an institutional domain, replace the ideal types of social-democratic and neoliberal public gender regimes with neopatriarchal and conservative-corporatist, and elucidate feminist organizing and mobilizing as a key driver in the transition from one public gender regime to another in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.

The article contributes to theory-building on varieties of gender regimes by underscoring (sub)regional specificities across the capitalist world-system’s economic zones and emphasizing the role of feminist activism.



  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Valentine M. Moghadam
  • Co-editor : Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society
  • Publishing house : Sociology and International Affairs, Northeastern University
  • Publication date : 2020
  • Number of pages : 19
  • Language : English


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