The Global Right Wing and the Clash of World Politics

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Cambridge University Press, 29 feb. 2012 - 225 pagini
"Human rights, environmentalism, and global justice: these transnational movements today face fierce opposition from networks of conservative activists promoting contrary aims. In this groundbreaking book, Clifford Bob analyzes the clashes, proposing a new model of global policy making - and unmaking. This highlights the battle of networks, marked by exclusionary strategies, negative tactics, and dissuasive ideas. Bob first investigates the fight over gay rights, in which a coalition of religious conservatives, the "Baptist-burqa" network, confronts human rights groups at the United Nations and in such countries as Sweden, Romania, and Uganda. Next, he examines conflicts over gun control, pitting firearms enthusiasts against disarmament and safety advocates in the UN, Brazil, and elsewhere. Bob's provocative findings extend beyond the culture wars. With its critical conclusions about norms, activists, and institutions, this book will change how campaigners fight, analysts study international issues, and all of us think about global politics"--
 

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Making and Unmaking Policy
16
Gay Rights versus
36
American Attorneys
72
Warring over
109
National Disarmament
147
Conclusion
183
Interviews
201
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Clifford Bob is Associate Professor of Political Science at Duquesne University. He is the author of The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism, which won the 2007 International Studies Association Best Book Award, co-won the 2007 North Central Sociological Association Scholarly Achievement Award and was named a 'Top Book of 2006' by The Globalist. His edited volume, The International Struggle for New Human Rights, was released in 2009 and he has published widely in political science, sociology, law and policy. His scholarly interests include human rights, globalization, nongovernmental organizations and transnational advocacy networks. He holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a JD from New York University and a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University.

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