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

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 t...

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Main Author: Brysk, Alison
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2018, 2018
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