Search for dissertations about: "human rights north africa"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words human rights north africa.

  1. 1. Governing Development : The Millennium Development Goals and Gender Policy Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Author : Helena Hede Skagerlind; Jonas Tallberg; Kristina Jönsson; Jeffrey Checkel; Mathias Koenig-Archibugi; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Millennium Development Goals; sustainable development; gender equality; human rights; performance indicators; United Nations; Sub-Saharan Africa; Kenya; Ethiopia; economic conditionality; social influence; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Recent decades have witnessed an upsurge in the use of different forms of global performance assessments as a means to influence the behavior of states. Within the area of international development, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reinforced the practice of development governance through global performance indicators (GPIs) and gained considerable agenda-setting power among the international development community. READ MORE

  2. 2. Just like couscous: Gender, agency and the politics of female circumcision in Cairo

    Author : Maria Malmström; Marita Eastmond; Aud Talle; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; identity; gender; agency; embodiment; senses; body; sexuality; female circumcision; politics; social change; performativity; practice; political Islam; Egypt; Middle East; North Africa; anthropology;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores how female gender identity is continually created and re-created in Egypt through a number of daily practices, of which female circumcision is central. In order to do so, the study inquires into the lived experiences and social meanings of female circumcision and femininity as narrated by women from lower class neighbourhoods in Cairo. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Egyptian Uprising of 2011: Tracing the Role of the Cairo-Based Political Opposition

    Author : Arne Wackenhut; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Arab Spring; Egypt; Egyptian revolution; contentious politics; diffusion; Middle East and North Africa; mobilization; social movements; social movement theory;

    Abstract : It is the aim of this study to understand the mobilization process leading up to and the diffusion of collective contentious behavior during the Egyptian Uprising of 2011. Using process tracing and focusing on the role of the so-called Cairo-based political opposition, this study contributes to debates on social movement theory and contentious politics by elaborating on the causal mechanisms that facilitate mobilization and diffusion processes in periods of heightened social conflict. READ MORE