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Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Dorothy McBride Stetson


This work presents the results of a comprehensive and integrated research project in comparative abortion policy and politics in post‐industrial democracies. It focuses on the questions of state feminism—the extent to which women's policy agencies further goals of women's movements for descriptive and substantive representation. In 11 countries in Western Europe and North America, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands and the US, authors analyse the most significant debates on abortion policies from the 1970s through the 1990s. Foll ... More

Keywords: abortion policy, descriptive representation, North America, political opportunity structure, resource mobilization, state feminism, substantive representation, Western Europe, women's movements, women's policy agencies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242665
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199242666.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dorothy McBride Stetson, editor
Department of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University