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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Part II Zooming in: Central and Eastern Europe Nationalism and Homophobia in Central and Eastern Europe Richard C.M. Mole 6 From Pride to Politics: ...
... Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association Instruments for Pre-accession Assistance Kampania Przeciw Homofobii (Campaign Against Homophobia) Liberal ...
... can advance their exceptionalism or modernization by demonstrating their tolerance of homosexuality, which is contrasted with 'homophobic others'.
Ammaturo (2015) described this as the 'Pink Agenda', which creates and promotes a fault line between presumably LGBT-friendly and homophobic countries, ...
... transition (i.e. not yet sufficiently liberal), post-communist, and—especially important for our discussion—homophobic (see Kulpa 2014; Kahlina 2015).
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Zooming in Central and Eastern Europe
Closeups of the Western Balkans