Feminism, the State and Social Policy

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Feminist social movements of the 1960s and 70s demanded radical change and an end to women's oppression. Twenty-five years later, it seems that everything and nothing has changed. So have they been effective? This book explores how policies have changed and how much of this change is due to social movements activity, as well as why in some areas of policy there have been huge changes and in others it has been almost imperceptible. These issues are explored by comparing feminist social movements, states, and social policy change in Britain, Europe and North America in the last three decades of the 20th century.

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About the author (2000)

Nickie Charles is Reader in Sociology at the University College of Swansea.

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