The Gender Attitude of the Lebanese October Revolution

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dc.contributor.author Al Alieh, Ayah
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-13T08:51:38Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-13T08:51:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-04-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13490
dc.description.abstract The Lebanese political landscape has long been dominated by an underlying confessional balance of power. In 2019 and 2020, however, the October 17 Revolution emerged to challenge the status quo, exerting pressure on the Lebanese government to push for systemic reform, thereby bringing a decade-long political structure to the verge of collapse. Among the structural challenges brought against the confessional regime are women taking the lead in the reform and revolutionary movement. A role that exposed confessionals not only as a communitarian share of power, but also as a male order regime. More importantly, however, the protest has set in motion an irreversible momentum that shaped a new public attitude toward politics and society in rejection of women subjugation. This thesis explores the fundamentals of Lebanese gender perspective that is being reshaped by the public protest movement. It surveys diverse online and phone samples of respondents to highlight common gender-based themes and emerging perceptions as they relate to women and political representation. The findings demonstrate that a convergence is developing across political divide in support of gender quotas as well as in reforming civil status laws. The findings are indicative of an overwhelming bottom-up, cross confessional, and politically diverse drive, undermining patriarchal elites’ reluctance to women’s civil and political equality. They also stipulate that 2022 elections’ support will be highly formulated by candidates’ adoption to women political and civil rights. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Protest movements -- Lebanon -- History -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Women -- Political activity -- Lebanon -- History -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Women's rights -- Political aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The Gender Attitude of the Lebanese October Revolution en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Women’s Representation and Civil Rights en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201401738 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (ix, 107 leaves) en_US
dc.author.advisor Salamey, Imad
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Women en_US
dc.keywords Revolution en_US
dc.keywords Political Representation en_US
dc.keywords Citizenship Law en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaf 91-100. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.276
dc.author.email ayah.alalieh@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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