Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

256 Pages | 2 Halftones, black & white

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719099946

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The Same-Sex Unions Revolution in Western Democracies

International Norms and Domestic Policy Change

Kelly Kollman

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Available in paperback for the first time
  • Examines an important, politically contested and rapidly changing policy area, same-sex unions
  • Examines same-sex unions policy in western democracies from a broad comparative perspective by analysing developments in eighteen different North American and Western European countries
  • Systematically examines the important role that international politics and policy diffusion have played in the expansion of LGBT rights in western democracies
  • Engages with and contributes to important debates in comparative politics and international relations about how domestic political systems translate international norms into nationally specific political outcomes
  • Provides illuminating illustrations of key politics and international relations concepts useful for advanced undergraduate and post-graduate teaching

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