Protest, policy, and the problem of violence against women : a cross-national comparison /

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Author / Creator:Weldon, S. Laurel, author.
Imprint:Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2002.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages)
Series:University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions.
University of Pittsburgh Digital Collections.
Subject:Women -- Violence against -- Government policy -- Cross-cultural studies.
Women -- Abuse of -- Government policy -- Cross-cultural studies.
Protest movements -- Cross-cultural studies.
Feminism -- Cross-cultural studies.
Violence envers les femmes -- Politique gouvernementale -- Études transculturelles.
Contestation -- Études transculturelles.
Féminisme -- Études transculturelles.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
LAW -- Comparative.
Protest movements.
Women -- Abuse of -- Government policy.
Women -- Violence against -- Government policy.
Misshandelte Frau
Gender & Ethnic Studies.
Social Sciences.
Gender Studies & Sexuality.
Femmes victimes de violence -- Protection, assistance, etc. -- Etudes comparatives.
Violence exercée sur les femmes -- Etudes comparatives.
Femmes -- Politique publique -- Etudes comparatives.
Féminisme -- Etudes comparatives.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Cross-cultural studies.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Varying Form of Title:Violence against women
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-278) and index.
Electronic reproduction. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Digital Research Library, 2009. (University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions)
Summary:Violence against women is one of the most insidious social ills facing the world today. Yet governmental response is inconsistent, ranging from dismissal to aggressive implementation of policies and programs to combat the problem. In her comparative study of thirty-six democratic governments, Laurel Weldon examines the root causes and consequences of the differences in public policy from Northern Europe to Latin America. She reveals that factors that often influence the development of social policies do not determine policies on violence against women. Neither economic level, religion, regio.
Other form:Print version: Weldon, S. Laurel. Protest, policy, and the problem of violence against women. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2002 0822941716
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: From Protest to Policy
  • Culture, Development, Parties, and Policies on Violence Against Women
  • Social Movements and Policies to Address Violence Against Women
  • The Effect of Women in Government on Policies on Violence Against Women
  • Sexing the State: The Impact of Political Institutions on Policies on Violence Against Women
  • Social Movements, Political Institutions, and Public Policies on Violence Against Women
  • Social Structures and Public Policy
  • Responding to Violence Against Women: Practical Lessons for Democrats, Feminists, and Policymakers
  • Compilation of Studies and Reports of Violence Against Women in Stable Democracies.