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The struggle for freedom from fear : contesting violence against women at the frontiers of globalization / Alison Brysk.

By: Brysk, Alison,, 1960- author.
Call number: HV6250.4.W65 B785 2018eb Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).Content type: text | still image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780190901554 (ebook)Other title: Contesting violence against women at the frontiers of globalization [Portion of title].Subject(s): Women -- Violence against | Women's rights | Sex crimes -- Prevention | Human rightsAdditional physical formats: Print version :: No titleDDC classification: 362.82926 Online resources: Oxford scholarship online Summary: How can we understand and contest the global wave of violence against women? In this text, Alison Brysk shows that gender violence across countries tends to change as countries develop and liberalize, but not in the ways that we might predict. She shows how liberalizing authoritarian countries and transitional democracies may experience more shifting patterns and greater levels of violence than less developed and democratic countries, due to changes and uncertainties in economic and political structures. While a combination of international action, law, public policy, civil society mobilization, and changes in social values work to decrease gender violence, Brysk assesses the potential, limits, and balance of these measures.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

How can we understand and contest the global wave of violence against women? In this text, Alison Brysk shows that gender violence across countries tends to change as countries develop and liberalize, but not in the ways that we might predict. She shows how liberalizing authoritarian countries and transitional democracies may experience more shifting patterns and greater levels of violence than less developed and democratic countries, due to changes and uncertainties in economic and political structures. While a combination of international action, law, public policy, civil society mobilization, and changes in social values work to decrease gender violence, Brysk assesses the potential, limits, and balance of these measures.

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