On the Road to Permissiveness?: Change and Convergence of Moral Regulation in Europe

Hardcover | August 3, 2015

EditorChristoph Knill, Christian Adam, Steffen Hurka

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On the Road to Permissiveness? seeks to describe and explain how European countries have been resolving political issues that involve conflicts of fundamental values. Specifically, these political issues include the regulation of abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, prostitution, pornography,cannabis, sports betting, and handguns. The book addresses the empirical question of how morality policies have changed in recent decades and analyses the change and regulatory trends in different areas of morality policy. It provides a systematic long-term empirical assessment of morality policy change across countries and differentfields of morality policy and compares morality policies in 19 OECD countries over a period of 50 years. On the Road to Permissiveness? is divided into three parts. Firstly, it discusses the conceptual framework and measurement approach developed by the editors and the theoretical framework guiding the empirical analyses. In the second part of the book, the editors explore the changes and trends inmorality policies, and the third part develops theoretical conclusions and implications on the basis of these findings.

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On the Road to Permissiveness? seeks to describe and explain how European countries have been resolving political issues that involve conflicts of fundamental values. Specifically, these political issues include the regulation of abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, prostitution, pornography,cannabis, sports betting, and handguns. The ...

Christoph Knill is Chair of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Munich. His main research interests concentrate on policy-making in the European Union, the analysis of processes of international policy convergence and policy diffusion as well as research on policy implementation. He has published in journa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:327 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.96 inPublished:August 3, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019874398X

ISBN - 13:9780198743989

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Table of Contents

1. Christoph Knill, Christian Adam and Steffen Hurka: Introduction2. Christian Adam, Steffen Hurka and Christoph Knill: Conceptualising and Measuring Styles of Moral Regulation3. Steffen Hurka, Christoph Knill and Christian Adam: Empirical Trends and Conventional Explanations: Some Puzzling Misfits4. Christian Adam, Christoph Knill and Steffen Hurk: Theoretical Expectations Regarding Sources and Directions of Morality Policy Exchange5. Kerstin Nebel and Steffen Hurka: Abortion: Finding the Impossible Compromise6. Caroline Preidel and Christoph Knill: Euthanasia: Different Moves Towards Punitive Permissiveness7. Christian Person: Pornography: 'Soft-core' Liberalization of Indecent Material in Europe8. Eva-Maria Euchner and Christoph Knill: Prostitution: Sin, Unavoidable Evil, or Recognised Profession?9. Stephan Heichel: Homosexuality: Patterns of Hidden Compensation on the Road Towards Sexual Liberty10. Steffen Hurka: Handguns: On Target Towards Authority?11. Christian Adam: Gambling: Erosion and Persistence of Domestic Sporting Betting Monopolies12. Andreas Raschzok: Illegal Drugs: Two Worlds of Authority13. Christian Adam, Christoph Knill and Steffen Hurka: Conclusion