Domestic abuse: feminism, the government and the unique case of Scotland

Nancy Lombard, Nel Whiting

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

Book abstract: The United States has uncritically exported its law and policy on gender violence without regard to effectiveness or cultural context, and without asking what we might learn from efforts to combat gender violence in the rest of the world. This book asks that question. Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence: Lessons From Efforts Worldwide documents the global scope of gender violence, from countries where the legal response is just emerging to countries with longstanding law and policy regimes. Informed by international human rights law, Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence examines policy successes and failures and grassroots efforts to elicit a robust and proactive response from China to Chile.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComparative Perspectives on Domestic Violence: Lessons from Efforts Worldwide
EditorsR. Goel, L. Goodmark
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN (Print)978-0199346578
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • domestic abuse
  • sociology
  • Scotland
  • feminism

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Lombard, N., & Whiting, N. (2015). Domestic abuse: feminism, the government and the unique case of Scotland. In R. Goel, & L. Goodmark (Eds.), Comparative Perspectives on Domestic Violence: Lessons from Efforts Worldwide Oxford University Press (OUP).