Saudi women behind the wheels: why the Saudi government lifted the driving ban on women

Mészégető, Anna Katalin (2018) Saudi women behind the wheels: why the Saudi government lifted the driving ban on women. Outstanding Student Paper, BCE, Nemzetközi tanulmányok II. – A nemzetközi rendszer kihívásai szekció.

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Abstract

This paper discusses why the Saudi government lifted the driving ban on women. Through the framework of social constructivism the paper examines three factors that could drive the government: campaigns against the ban, and Saudi Arabia’s economic, and international situation. The hypothesis is that the first two factors were not sufficient conditions in the process, but the economic stuation created a window of opportunity. The methodology is the review of the literature and media news coverage, an interview with an expert, and the analysis of Saudi citizens’ manifestations on social media. The study concludes that the campaigns and the foreign policy were not sufficient conditions, but the economic situation of Saudi Arabia led to the policy change.

Item Type:Outstanding Student Paper
Notes:3. díj
Uncontrolled Keywords:Human rights, norms, social constructivism
Subjects:Political science
International relations
Sociology
ID Code:11231
Specialisation:Gazdálkodási és menedzsment
Deposited On:25 Jun 2018 09:44
Last Modified:25 Jun 2018 09:44

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