Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

The debate on citizenship in the Middle East was preceded by and now parallels the debate on civil society. In the West, discussion on these subjects often assumes Middle Eastern countries are incapable of sustaining democratic relations between state and society. [1] The citizenship debate questions the capacities of Middle Eastern governments to allow or enable their members to participate actively in the political process. Despite the burgeoning of these debates, most theorists have neglected or glossed over the issue of gender. [2]

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How to cite this article:

Suad Joseph "Gender and Citizenship in Middle Eastern States," Middle East Report 198 (Spring 1996).