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Sexual Subordination and State Intervention

Comparing Sweden and the United States

R. Amy Elman

160 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-071-7 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (February 1996)

ISBN  978-1-57181-072-4 $27.95/£19.00 Pb Published (February 2000)


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"Elman's analysis reveals a surprising conclusion about policy innovation and responsiveness."  · Journal of Women's History

One would expect a welfare state such as Sweden to compare favorably with the United States regarding implementation of public policies and programs. Surprisingly, the author comes to quite different conclusions: in studying the treatment of battered, raped and sexually-harassed women in the two countries, she has found that, contrary to conventional expectation, the ability of the decentralized American state to innovate effectively has been consistently underestimated, whereas Sweden's ability to do the same has often been exaggerated.

R. Amy Elman is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Kalamazoo College, Michigan.

Subject: Gender Studies General Cultural Studies
Area: North America Northern Europe

LC: HV6626.23.S8 E44 1996

BL: YC.1996.a.2029

BISAC: POL009000 POLITICAL SCIENCE/Government/Comparative; SOC032000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Gender Studies; SOC000000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/General

BIC: JFSJ Gender studies, gender groups; JPB Comparative politics




Contents

Chapter 1. The Analytic Context: Gender Specification and State Structures
Chapter 2. The ComparativeContext: States, Structures and Movements
Chapter 3. The States and Women Battering
Chapter 4. The States and Rape
Chapter 5. The States and Sexual Harassment

Conclusion

Bibliography
Index

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