Chapter

Conclusion

Jacqui True

in The Political Economy of Violence against Women

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199755929
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199979516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755929.003.0010

Series: Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations

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In the conclusion to the book, Chapter 10 argues that based on our knowledge of the structural determinants of violence against women, we can anticipate the gendered impacts of various political and economic policies and forces. The chapter surveys the future research agendas and questions that arise from the political economy approach to violence against women advanced in the book. Two key areas look to be the most promising approaches and likely to have the most traction in the medium to long term in achieving the goal of ending violence against women: women’s economic empowerment and men’s leadership by example. Through a review of the scholarship on policy change, the chapter explores how anti–violence against women advocates might move beyond saving one woman at a time to bring about the policy changes that recognize and address the political economy roots of violence against women.

Keywords: political economy approach; policy change; women’s economic empowerment; male leadership

Chapter.  4002 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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