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

Christoph Knill, Christian Adam, and Steffen Hurka

Abstract

This book pursues two major reseach questions. First, it answers the empirical question of how morality policies have been changing in recent decades. Specifically, the aim is to provide a systematic long-term empirical assessment of morality policy change across countries and different fields of moral regulation. The book represents a major extension of the usually rather limited scope of research into comparative public policy. It compares morality policies in nineteen European countries over a period of fifty years (1960–2010). In addition to this cross-national and longitudinal comparison, ... More

Keywords: morality policy, moral regulation, regulatory styles, comparative public policy, policy change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198743989
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743989.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christoph Knill, editor
Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Munich

Christian Adam, editor
Senior Researcher, University of Munich

Steffen Hurka, editor
Senior Researcher, University of Munich

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1 Introduction

Christoph Knill, Christian Adam, and Steffen Hurka

2 Conceptualizing and measuring styles of moral regulation

Christian Adam, Steffen Hurka, and Christoph Knill

3 Empirical trends and conventional explanations

Steffen Hurka, Christoph Knill, and Christian Adam

5 Abortion

Kerstin Nebel and Steffen Hurka

6 Euthanasia

Caroline Preidel and Christoph Knill

7 Pornography

Christian Person

8 Prostitution

Eva-Maria Euchner and Christoph Knill

9 Homosexuality

Stephan Heichel

10 Handguns

Steffen Hurka

11 Gambling

Christian Adam

12 Illegal drugs

Andreas Raschzok

13 Conclusion

Christian Adam, Steffen Hurka, and Christoph Knill

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