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978-1-78660-005-9 • Hardback • June 2017 • $155.00 • (£119.00)
978-1-78660-006-6 • Paperback • June 2017 • $53.00 • (£41.00)
978-1-78660-007-3 • eBook • June 2017 • $47.50 • (£37.00)
Josefina Erikson is a researcher and university teacher in the department of Government, Uppsala University where she defended her PhD thesis in 2011. She has since worked with educational policymaking, both in a governmental inquiry, and in a number of research projects.
Her research interests also include gender and politics and in particular feminist institutionalism, she is currently exploring the inner life of the Swedish parliament through a multimethod approach.
1. Introduction: Prostitution, Feminism, and New Institutionalism / 2. Understanding the Swedish Gender Equality Model - Possibilities and Limits / 3. Frame Analysis as a New Approach for Studying Feminist Institutional Change / 4. Tracing Ideational Changes Concerning Prostitution / 5. Proponents, Resistance, and Strategies / 6. Conclusion: When an Individual Idea Becomes an Institution
Asking how Sweden came to be the first country in the world to criminalize the purchase of sexual services, this book employs ‘dynamic frame analysis’ to provide a deep exploration of parliamentary dynamics – offering a convincing alternative account highlighting the gradual changes in gendered institutions, culminating in the institutionalization of a radically new gender regime to understand and tackle prostitution.
— Mona Lena Krook, Associate Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University, USA