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The Politics of Gay Marriage in Latin America
Argentina, Chile, and Mexico

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  • Date Published: September 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107491854

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  • Addressing one of the defining social issues of our time, The Politics of Gay Marriage in Latin America explores how and why Latin America, a culturally Catholic and historically conservative region, has become a leader among nations of the Global South, and even the Global North, in the passage of gay marriage legislation. In the first comparative study of its kind, Jordi Díez explains cross-national variation in the enactment of gay marriage in three countries: Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. Based on extensive interviews in the three countries, Díez argues that three main key factors explain variation in policy outcomes across these cases: the strength of social movement networks forged by activists in favor of gay marriage; the access to policy making afforded by particular national political institutions; and the resonance of the frames used to demand the expansion of marriage rights to same-sex couples.

    • Makes a significant theoretical contribution by combining two approaches in the social sciences that are engaged separately: social movements and public policy
    • The first book to examine cross-national variation in the expansion of gay marriage in Latin America
    • The only volume to provide a historical comparative and systematic account of three gay and lesbian movements in Latin America
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    "Latin America, the most Catholic of regions, has surprisingly surged to the forefront of the global wave of expanding sexual rights. What lies behind the breathtaking pace at which states in the region have recognized these rights? This timely and impressive volume shows that recent policy change is the result of decades-long struggles waged by activists, who succeeded only after they constructed networks that incorporated state allies and framed demands in a way that resonated with larger social debates. The Politics of Gay Marriage in Latin America will become an essential reference for students of social rights and democratic citizenship everywhere for years to come."
    Frances Hagopian, Harvard University

    "Jordi Díez's book is a groundbreaking study of the successes and failures of the marriage equality movement in Latin America. He skilfully demonstrates the many ways in which a country's institutional structures and political environment shape the strategies and ultimately the success of activists. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the global struggle for full lesbian and gay equality."
    Justin Phillips, Columbia University

    "Díez's book … makes a valuable contribution to the existing literature on the advancement of same-sex marriage equality and will undoubtedly become a key text for those trying to understand the politics of LGBT activism in some countries in Latin America."
    H-Net Reviews

    "In this first book by a single author on the politics of gay marriage in Latin America, Jordi Diez … offers his take on why gay marriage has met divergent receptions across the region. As such, the book is both path-breaking and a welcome addition to the growing scholarship on Latin American gay rights politics."
    Omar G. Encarnacion, ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107491854
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Setting the Stage:
    2. Citizenship, sexuality, and gay marriage
    3. State-society relations in the twentieth century
    4. Early mobilization: the long road to gay marriage
    Part II. Explaining Policy Stasis and Change in Gay Marriage:
    5. Argentina: the precursor in policy reform
    6. Mexico: a case of fragmented reform
    7. Chile: a case of policy stasis
    8. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Jordi Díez, University of Guelph, Ontario
    Jordi Díez is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph. The author of four previous books, he has also published numerous journal articles on social movements and public policy. A recipient of several research awards from organizations including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the International Development Research Council (IDRC), he has taught at several universities in the Americas and Europe and was recently named a Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Massachusetts.

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