Muslim women’s experiences of involvement in UK governance

Stephen H Jones, Therese O'Toole, Daniel Nilsson DeHanas, Tariq Modood, Nasar Meer

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While it is true that many Muslim associations in Britain are led by men, there are plenty of examples of Muslim women’s leadership that are often overlooked. In 2008 the New Labour government seemed set on changing this, yet their efforts to include Muslim women in national and local governance ultimately failed. There were many reasons for this, and to understand the failure it is necessary to look at the gender imbalances within government as well as the traditionalism of Muslim community associations.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPublic Spirit
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2014

Structured keywords

  • PolicyBristol
  • Governance
  • Muslims
  • SPAIS Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship


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