Women’s Political Representation in Iran and Turkey is based on several years of fieldwork and interviews with a sample of women’s rights activists belonging to different political and ideological shades in both countries. In Turkey the pious women activists included in the research range from supporters and members of major proreligious parties, such as the Justice and Development Party (AKP), as well as activists of nonpartisan women’s organizations, such as the Capital City Women’s Platform or the Women’s Rights Organization against Discrimination (AKDER) and the pro-AKP Women and Democracy Association (KADEM). The secular activists included the feminist Association for the Support of Women Candidates (KADER) and the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER). In Iran the research includes conservative women’s groups, especially the Zeinab Society and the Fatemiyoun Society. The reformist women’s groups comprised Women of the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian Women Journalists Association, the Society of Muslim Women’s New...

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