Domestic Violence in Postcommunist States

Domestic Violence in Postcommunist States : Local Activism, National Policies, and Global Forces

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Domestic violence has emerged as a significant public policy issue of transnational character and mobilization in the postcommunist era in Europe and Eurasia, as global forces have interacted with the agendas of governments, local and international women's groups, and human rights activists. The result of extensive collaboration among scholars and activist-practitioners-many from postcommunist countries-this volume examines the development of state policies, changes in public perceptions, and the interaction of national and international more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 10 b&w illus.
  • 0253222184
  • 9780253222183
  • 1,683,677

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"By providing detailed analyses of domestic violence policies in different national contexts and how they have been shaped by various global forces, this volume constitutes a valuable source for everyone interested in transnational activism, violence, and the politicization of gender." -The Russian Review "An interesting and important book... with a rare combination of rigor and nuance." -S. Laurel Weldon, author of Protest, Policy, and the Problem of Violence Against Women: A Cross-National Comparison "The question presents itself often for feminist theorists living in Eastern Europe: how to deal with the politicization of domestic violence... in postcommunist societies where second-wave feminism was missing. By addressing the role of domestic and international actors in politicizing violence against women and thus achieving an important goal of second-wave feminism, this book represents an important answer." -Comparative Politics "This important study of the origins and evolution of activism and policies in postcommunist countries around the problem of violence against women also has the advantage of being an integrated and well-written edited volume. Katalin Fabian... introduces the topic in a superb introduction, contributes two essays... and ensures conceptual and methodological coherence across the chapters." -SLAVIC REVIEW "The essays included in the volume... are written from many disciplinary perspectives: history, economics, politics, sociology, cultural anthropology, public policy and gender analysis. An impressive bibliographic resource for scholars belonging to these fields, the essays are also highly relevant for political scientists." -Perspectives on Politics "A welcome and comprehensive collection of excellent studies on the politics of domestic violence.... These scholars are among the best writing on the topic, and they provide nuanced, sophisticated accounts." -Nanette Funk, City University of New York, Brooklyn Collegeshow more

About Katalin Fabian

Katalin Fabian is Associate Professor of Government and Law at Lafayette College. She is author of Contemporary Women's Movements in Hungary: Globalization, Democracy, and Gender Equality and editor of Globalization: Perspectives from Central and Eastern more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: The Politics of Domestic Violence in Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia / Katalin FabianPart 1. The Development of Domestic Violence Policy in Postcommunist States 2. Transnational Advocacy Campaigns and Domestic Violence Prevention in Ukraine / Alexandra Hrycak 3. Global Feminism, Foreign Funding, and Russian Writing about Domestic Violence / Janet Elise Johnson and Gulnara Zaynullina 4. Balancing Acts: Women's NGOs Combating Domestic Violence in Kazakhstan / Edward Snajdr 5. From Soviet Liberation to Post-Soviet Segregation: Women and Violence in Tajikistan / Muborak Sharipova and Katalin Fabian 6. The Politics of Awareness: Making Domestic Violence Visible in Poland / Thomas Chivens 7. Domestic Violence against Women: When Practice Creates Legislation in Slovenia / Sonja RobnikPart 2. International Organizations and Domestic Violence Policy in Postcommunist States 8. Reframing Domestic Violence: Global Networks and Local Activism in Postcommunist Central and Eastern Europe / Katalin Fabian 9. The New WAVE: How Transnational Feminist Networks Promote Domestic Violence Reform in Postcommunist Europe / Laura Brunell and Janet Elise Johnson 10. The European Union, Transnational Advocacy, and Violence Against Women in Postcommunist States / Celeste Montoya 11. The Promise and Perils of International Treaties / Olga AvdeyevaAppendixContributorsIndexshow more

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