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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and Gay Politics The Impact of Eastern Enlargement on Rights, Activism and Prejudice GENDER AND POLITICS Edited by Koen Slootmaeckers, Heleen Touquet, ...
Koen Slootmaeckers • Heleen Touquet • Peter Vermeersch Editors The EU Enlargement and Gay Politics The Impact of Eastern Enlargement on Rights, Activism and ...
... Vermeersch Part I The Broader Picture: LGBT Issues in the EU 17 2 The Co-evolution of EU's Eastern Enlargement and LGBT Politics: An Ever Gayer Union?
and co-editor (with J. Takács) of Beyond The Pink Curtain: Everyday life of LGBT people in Eastern Europe (2007) and Doing Families: Gay and Lesbian Family ...
His activist work started with the Dutch LGBT youth magazine Expreszo. ... Her current research investigates and compares LGBT rights, politics and activism ...
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