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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He is the author of several books, including Media Construction of Homosexuality (2003), At the Crossroads of Discrimination (2009), co-author (with A.
His work has been published in, amongst others, Politics and the Journal of Homosexuality. Safia Swimelar is Associate Professor of Political Science and ...
... of (some) homosexual bodies as worthy of protection by nation-states, ... tolerance of homosexuality, which is contrasted with 'homophobic others'.
... Putin signed into law a bill prohibiting 'homosexual propaganda'. ... people will naively believe that universal conversion to homosexuality is the ...
In Poland, the Kaczyński government declared that it needed to prevent the 'aggressive promotion of homosexuality' because it felt that 'although Poland may ...
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Closeups of the Western Balkans