Regulating Morality

A Comparison of the Role of the State in Mastering the Mores in the Netherlands and the United States

Edited by: H.-M. Ten Napel, H. Krabbendam

The purpose of this volume is to compare the experiences of state efforts to control moral behavior in two countries (The Netherlands and the United States of America) by exploring the historical developments in regulating morality and the contemporary efforts to implement moral policies. The volume opens with an overview of the theoretical and historical setting of the debate about moral developments in the Netherlands and the United States. Various hypotheses are then tested by comparing the histories of prostitution and abortion policies in both countries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the jurisprudence and legislation with respect to euthanasia, and the course and contents of family law (divorce, adoption, homo marriage). Apart from the comparative aspect, these case studies are highly informative and fascinating to read in and by themselves.

240 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2000
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789062157365

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