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By Lisa Smyth

Abortion politics are contentious and divisive in lots of components of the realm, yet nowhere extra so than in eire. Abortion and country examines the relationship among abortion politics and hegemonic struggles over nationwide identification and the geographical region within the Irish Republic. Situating the abortion query within the international context of human rights politics, in addition to overseas social hobbies, Lisa Smyth analyses the formation and transformation of abortion politics in eire from the early Eighties to the current day. She considers even if the transferring connections among morality, rights and nationhood promise a brand new period of gender equality within the context of geographical region citizenship. The e-book presents a brand new sociological framework in which the importance of clash over abortion and reproductive freedom is attached to clash over nationwide identification. It additionally bargains a particular in-depth attention of the relationship among gender and nationhood, rather when it comes to its effect on women's prestige as voters; in the geographical region; in the ecu Union; and as individuals of a world civil society.

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