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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... 7 Same-Sex Partnership Debate in Slovenia: Between Declarative Support and Lack of Political Will Roman Kuhar and Metka Mencin Čeplak Part III Close-ups ...
Roman Kuhar is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology) and researcher at the Peace ...
Europeanization is treated more broadly here, to encompass horizontal processes of diffusion as well (see e.g. Ayoub 2013; Kuhar 2011, 2012; Kuhar and ...
policies in two Central European countries, see the chapter by Kuhar and Mencin Čeplak 2016; or that by O'Dwyer and Vermeersch 2016).
Several of these chapters (Mole 2016; Kuhar and Mencin Čeplak 2016; O'Dwyer and Vermeersch 2016) show how politicians employ homophobic political rhetoric ...
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Zooming in Central and Eastern Europe
Closeups of the Western Balkans