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Title Abortion politics, women's movements, and the democratic state : a comparative study of state feminism / edited by Dorothy McBride Stetson
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 328 pages) : illustrations
Series Gender and politics
Gender and politics.
Contents Introduction: abortion, women's movements, and democratic politics / Dorothy McBride Stetson -- State feminism and policy debates on abortion in Austria / Regina Köpl -- The abortion debates in Belgium 1974-1990 / Karen Celis -- Of rights and power: Canada's federal abortion policy 1969-1991 / Melissa Haussman -- Gendering the abortion debate: the French case / Jean C. Robinson -- Abortion debates in Germany / Lynn Kamenitsa -- Women's movements' defence of legal abortion in Great Britain / Dorothy McBride Stetson -- Abortion debates in Ireland: an ongoing issue / Evelyn Mahon -- Debates and controversies on abortion in Italy / Marina Calloni -- Policy-making on abortion: arenas, actors, and arguments in the Netherlands / Joyce Outshoorn -- Gendering abortion debates: state feminism in Spain / Celia Valiente -- US abortion debates 1959-1998: the women's movement holds on / Dorothy McBride Stetson -- Conclusion: comparative abortion politics and the case for state feminism / Dorothy McBride Stetson
Summary This volume examines the impact of women's movements on the policy making processes determining abortion laws. It comprises the results of a cross-national research project on abortion politics in 11 democratic states between the 1960s and 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-322) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Abortion -- Government policy.
Abortion -- Law and legislation.
Abortion -- Political aspects.
Feminism -- Government policy.
Feminist theory.
Women and democracy.
Women -- Political activity.
Form Electronic book
Author McBride, Dorothy E.
ISBN 0191529370 (electronic bk.)
0199242666
9780191529375 (electronic bk.)
9780199242665
(paperback)