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The Global Right Wing and the Clash of World Politics / Edition 1
     

The Global Right Wing and the Clash of World Politics / Edition 1

by Clifford Bob
 

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ISBN-10: 0521145449

ISBN-13: 9780521145442

Pub. Date: 03/31/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is an eye-opening account of transnational advocacy, not by environmental and rights groups, but by conservative activists. Mobilizing around diverse issues, these networks challenge progressive foes across borders and within institutions. In these globalized battles, opponents struggle as much to advance their own causes as to destroy their rivals.

Overview

This book is an eye-opening account of transnational advocacy, not by environmental and rights groups, but by conservative activists. Mobilizing around diverse issues, these networks challenge progressive foes across borders and within institutions. In these globalized battles, opponents struggle as much to advance their own causes as to destroy their rivals. Deploying exclusionary strategies, negative tactics and dissuasive ideas, they aim both to make and unmake policy. In this work, Clifford Bob chronicles combat over homosexuality and gun control in the UN, the Americas, Europe and elsewhere. He investigates the 'Baptist-burqa' network of conservative believers attacking gay rights, and the global gun coalition blasting efforts to control firearms. Bob draws critical conclusions about norms, activists and institutions, and his broad findings extend beyond the culture wars. They will change how campaigners fight, scholars study policy wars, and all of us think about global politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521145442
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2012
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,396,745
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Clashing networks in world politics; 2. Making and unmaking policy; 3. Culture wars gone global: gay rights vs the Baptist-burqa network; 4. Litigating for the lord: American attorneys and European sexualities; 5. Shootout at UN plaza: dueling over global gun control; 6. Battlefield Brazil: national disarmament and international activism; 7. Conclusion.

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