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The Politics of Sexual Harassment: A Comparative Study of the United States, the European Union, and Germany

A book talk by author KATHRIN ZIPPEL, Sociology, Northeastern University

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Duration: 35:55

Exploring the way sexual harassment has become a global issue, Kathrin Zippel draws on theories of comparative feminist policy, gender and welfare state regimes, and social movements to explore the distinct paths that the United States, the European Union and its member states, specifically Germany, have embarked on to address the issue. This comparison provides invaluable insights on the role of transnational movements in combatting sexual harassment, and on future efforts to implement the European Union Directive of 2002.

Kathrin Zippel is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University, Boston.

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Center for European and Eurasian Studies