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dc.contributor.advisorKabbara, Nawafen_US
dc.contributor.authorHawi, Joziane Elen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p.111-112).en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by Dr. Nawaf Kabbara.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to demonstrate the necessity of secularism as a precondition for womans legal rights in Lebanon. By studying the religious discourse that has been infused and strengthened with the Lebanese legal systems evolution, this research will emphasize nine areas of gender discrimination in the Lebanese legal system: marriage, divorce, adultery, rape, marital rape, family violence, abortion, inheritance and nationality, focusing on how religion collaborates with the law to discriminate openly against women. This research employs a comparative approach based on three countries chosen for their evolution from a religiously based patriarchal legal system to a secular legal system based on gender equality. Tunisia will provide the first step in the evolution from religiosity to semi- secularism; Turkey will provide the second step as a Muslim country with a secular legal system leading the research to the final step of legal evolution found in France, the model of study as a secular state with a secular non gender biased legal system that grants women their full rights. Through the real life examples taken from Tunisia, Turkey and France, the thesis will project the possible evolution of the legal system from religiosity to secularism as the religious discourse is gradually but conclusively replaced by the secular discourse and infused with gender equality awarding women their rights.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBy Joziane El Hawien_US
dc.format.extentvii, 112 p. :tables ;30 cmen_US
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dc.subject.lcshSex discrimination against women--Lebanonen_US
dc.titleSecularism as a precondition for women's legal rights in Lebanonen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Political Science and International Affairsen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMA in Political Science and International Affairsen_US
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