Protest, policy, and the problem of violence against women : a cross-national comparison /
|Author / Creator:||Weldon, S. Laurel.|
|Imprint:||Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, c2002.|
|Description:||xiv, 287 p. ; 24 cm.|
|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.
Women -- Abuse of -- Government policy.
Women -- Violence against -- Government policy.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4616456|
|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 programmes to combat the problem. In her comparative study of 36 democratic governments, Laurel Weldon examines the root causes and consequences of the differences in public policy from Northern Europe to Latin America.|
|Physical Description:||xiv, 287 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-278) and index.|