I have just received a copy of this book authored by Aili Mari Tripp and entitled ‘Seeking Legitimacy. Why Arab Autocracies Adopt Women’s Rights.’
Aili Mari Tripp explains why autocratic leaders in Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria have embraced more extensive legal reforms of women’s rights than their Middle Eastern counterparts. The study challenges existing accounts that rely primarily on religiosity to explain the adoption of women’s rights in Muslim-majority countries.
Happy to have contributed to the success of this project as a research assistant in Algeria and Tunisia.