Global Queer Politics

Global Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage

A Neo-Institutional Approach

Editors: Winter, Bronwyn, Forest, Maxime, Sénac, Réjane (Eds.)

  • Examines not simply the process of legalization (or not) of same-sex marriage, but also the institutionalization of same-sex marriage (or same-sex marriage bans) in national politics and society
  • Provides a transnational perspective across all major world regions where the issue has been debated, with each chapter providing a comparative analysis of two to four countries 
  • Considers the tensions between global factors and national/regional factors in determining outcomes and discursive framings
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This book provides a comparative, neo-institutionalist approach to the different factors impacting state adoption of—or refusal to adopt—same-sex marriage laws. The now twenty-one countries where lesbians and gay men can legally marry include recent or longstanding democracies, republics and parliamentary monarchies, and unitary and federal states. They all reflect different positions with respect to religion and the cultural foundations of the nation. Countries opposed to such legalization, and those having taken measures in recent years to legally reinforce the heterosexual fundaments of marriage, present a similar diversity. This diversity, in a globalized context where the idea of same-sex marriage has become integral to claims for LGBTI equality and indeed LGBTI human rights, gives rise to the following question: which factors contribute to institutionalizing same-sex marriage?

The analytical framework used for exploring these factors in this book is neo-institutionalism. Through three neo-institutionalist lenses—historical, sociological and discursive—contributors investigate two aspects of the processes of adoption or opposition of equal recognition of same-sex partnerships. Firstly, they reveal how claims by LGBTIQ movements are being framed politically and brought to parliamentary politics. Secondly, they explore the ways in which same-sex marriage becomes institutionalized (or resisted) through legal and societal norms and practices. Although it adopts neo-institutionalism as its main theoretical framework, the book incorporates a broad range of perspectives, including scholarship on social movements, LGBTI rights, heterosexuality and social norms, and gender and politics.

About the authors

Bronwyn Winter is Deputy Director of the European Studies program at the University of Sydney, Australia, where she also contributes to the International and Global Studies program.

Maxime Forest is Researcher, Senior Lecturer, and Scientific Coordinator at the EU-funded EGERA project (Effective Gender Equality in Research and the Academia, Framework Project 7) at Sciences Po Paris, France.

Réjane Sénac is a National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) Tenured Researcher at the Centre for Political Research (CEVIPOF) at Sciences Po Paris, France.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Winter, Bronwyn (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Institutionalizing Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina and Mexico: The Role of Federalism

    Díez, Jordi

    Pages 19-38

  • A Tale of Two Congresses: Sex, Institutions, and Evangelicals in Brazil and Chile

    Valiquette, Tyler (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Historical Institutionalism and Same-Sex Marriage: A Comparative Analysis of the USA and Canada

    Smith, Miriam

    Pages 61-79

  • Understanding Same-Sex Marriage Debates in Malawi and South Africa

    Currier, Ashley (et al.)

    Pages 81-104

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Hardcover 105,49 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage
Book Subtitle
A Neo-Institutional Approach
Editors
  • Bronwyn Winter
  • Maxime Forest
  • Réjane Sénac
Series Title
Global Queer Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62764-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62764-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62763-2
Series ISSN
2569-1317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 241
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