As the topic of abortion continues to figure prominently in the public consciousness of many countries, The Abortion Debate in the World Arena addresses the development of abortion issues on a global level.
Andrzej Kulczycki is Assistant Professor of Population Studies at American University, Beirut. He has served as consultant to the Population Division of the United Nations and the David and Lucy Packard Foundation.
"...this book is genuinely interesting in the way it engages the reader in discussions of the politics of one of the most sensitive of demographic issues." -- Journal of Population Research
"Kulczycki skillfully assesses trends in Kenya, Mexico and Poland...Kulczycki succeeds in demonstrating how debates about public health, population growth, women's rights, sexuality, religion, and politics combine to keep the abortion debate boiling...The strength of Kulczycki's approach...is that his field observations, reflections on available literature, and analyses of 162 open-ended semistructured interviews with 'elites' are interpreted from a political as well as a social, historical and cultural perspecive...The book is meticulously researched...Kulczycki has made a distinct contribution to understanding the many conflicts revolving around the abortion debate..." -- Studies in Family Planning