The EU Enlargement and Gay Politics: The Impact of Eastern Enlargement on Rights, Activism and Prejudice
This book offers a well-investigated and accessible picture of the current situation around the politics of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) rights and activism in Central Europe and the Western Balkans in the context of the enlargement of the European Union (EU). It provides not only thoughtful reflections on the topic but also a wealth of new empirical findings — arising from legal and policy analysis, large-scale sociological investigations and country case studies. Theoretical concepts come from institutional analysis, the study of social movements, law, and Europeanization literature. The authors discuss emerging Europe-wide activism for LGBT rights and analyze issues such as the tendency of nationalist movements to turn ‘sexual others’ into ‘national others,’ the actions and rhetoric of church actors as powerful counter-mobilizers against LGBT rights, and the role of the domestic state on the receiving end of EU pressure in the field of fundamental rights.
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Article 49 sets forth respect for the so-called founding values—'respect for human
dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human
rights' (Art. 2 TEU)—as a precondition for EU membership. In recent years, LGBT
2.1 The co-evolution of EU enlargement and the EU's fundamental and LGBT
rights policies. Note: Black diamonds changes that had a direct effect on LGBT
rights within the EU enlargement process. White diamonds indicators of a larger
rights in the EU's relations with third (developing) countries. But more importantly,
in the same month, the Maastricht Treaty (1991; entered into force 1993) was
signed, which codified the goal to promote, develop and consolidate democracy,
treaties, although without expanding the EU's competences. As the provisions of
the charter are directed towards EU institutions, and apply only to member states
when they are implementing EU legislation, the impact of the charter on the ...
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Zooming in Central and Eastern Europe
Closeups of the Western Balkans