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Middle Eastern Studies: Zehra Arat on Women's Rights in Turkey

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Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat


Department of Political Science, University of Connecticut

Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat's research focuses on human rights, with an emphasis on women’s rights. She examines both normative and empirical questions that have worldwide implications, as well as the conceptualization of human rights in the Islamic context and their practice in the Republic of Turkey. Her publications include numerous journal articles and book chapters, as well as books: Democracy and Human Rights in Developing Countries; Deconstructing Images of “The Turkish Woman”; Human Rights Worldwide; Non-state Actors in the Human Rights Universe; Human Rights in Turkey; and The Uses and Misuses of Human Rights.

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