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Tackling men's violence in families: Nordic issues and dilemmas

Maria Eriksson, Marianne Hester, and Suvi Keskinen


Nordic countries are generally regarded as global welfare role models in terms of their image of being gender equal, child friendly, and culturally tolerant. Consequently, the influence of Nordic welfare systems in transnational academic and policy debates has been immense. By focusing on the vital welfare issue of violence by men to female partners and/or their children, this book seeks to reconsider this over-simplistic image. Drawing on new research from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, it critically examines how men's violence in families is perceived and responded to in the Nordic co ... More

Keywords: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, children's perspectives, professional discourses, professional responses, legal approaches, policy approaches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346032
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Eriksson, editor

Marianne Hester, editor

Suvi Keskinen, editor

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