Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 27 June 2017

512 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198788553

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (06)

Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Edited by Jocelyne Cesari and Jose Casanova

  • Focuses on women, religion, secularism, and democracy, across different religious traditions and national contexts
  • Examines comparatively the situation of emergent Muslim democracies (Turkey, Tunisia, Senegal, Indonesia, and Malaysia) as well as non-democratic cases (Iran or Morocco)
  • Considers state policies vis-a-vis women and draw comparisons with the situation of women's rights in some Western (Catholic countries) and non-western democracies (India)
  • Highlights the influence of transnational movements and feminist discourses, both Islamic and secular, on women's rights debates and policies in different national contexts
  • Provides an analytical framework for future research