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Women's Rights in Kuwait: Bringing in the Last Bedouins?
by Mary Ann Tetreault
"The defeat [of legislation that would grant women political rights] is a stark measure of the distrust that pervades government-parliament relations, and of the inability of Kuwaiti governing institutions to rise above patterns of conflict that have poisoned national political life for many years."
Turkey's Fault Lines and the Crisis of Kemalism
by M. Hakan Yavuz and Mujeeb R. Khan
"Kemalism has been superficially Western in form while remaining rigidly authoritarian and dogmatic in substance. It continues to stress republicanism over democracy, homogeneity over difference, the military over the civilian, and the state over society. . . . Its quixotic quest to radically recast Turkish culture, history, and identity has ensured a permanent kulturkampf against society."