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The West should rethink its approach for promoting gay rights abroad and instead focus on strengthening democracy and civil society

Encarnación, Omar G. (2014) The West should rethink its approach for promoting gay rights abroad and instead focus on strengthening democracy and civil society. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (05 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

How should Europe and the United States seek to promote gay rights across the world? Omar G. Encarnación writes that while the West has tended to adopt a model which seeks to ‘shame’ states that discriminate against homosexuals, in many cases this may be self-defeating and could even increase the prevalence of discrimination within the target country. Reasoning that strong democratic foundations are a prerequisite for gay rights, he argues that a better approach would be to focus on promoting democracy, civil society and the rule of law.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 09:31
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71855

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