Friday, June 5, 2015

World Society and Liberalization of Abortion Policy since 1960

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 Во вторник, 9 июня в 18:00 по адресу: ул. Мясницкая, 9/11, ауд. 330, в рамках Международного научного семинара Департамента социологии состоится  выступление Мин Зи Ким (Женский университет Ихва, Южная Корея)

Тема и краткий абстракт выступления приведены ниже.

 Рабочий язык семинара – английский. Приглашаются все желающие.

Dear colleagues,
On June 9,  6 p.m. at the Department of Sociology (Myasnitskaya 9/11, room 330) Min Zee Kim (Ewha Women's University, South Korea) will give a talk at the International Research Seminar in Sociology.

Please find below the title and short abstract.
Working language of the seminar is English.  All are welcome to attend!

Minzee Kim

World Society and Liberalization of Abortion Policy since 1960

Controversy sets abortion apart from other issues studied by world society theorists, who consider the tendency for policies institutionalized at the global level to diffuse across very different countries. We conduct an event history analysis of the spread (however limited) of abortion liberalization policies from 1960 to 2009. After identifying three dominant frames (a women's rights frame, a medical frame, and a religious, natural family frame), we find that indicators of a scientific, medical frame show consistent association with liberalization of policies specifying acceptable grounds for abortion. Women’s leadership roles have a stronger and more consistent liberalizing effect than do countries' links to a global women's rights discourse. Somewhat different patterns emerge around the likelihood of adopting an additional policy, controlling for first policy adoption. As support for women’s autonomy has grown globally, as regards abortion, persistent, powerful frames compete at the global level, preventing robust policy diffusion.

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