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Governing Sexuality: The Changing Politics of Citizenship and Law Reform

Carl StychinProfessor of Law and Social Theory, University of Reading

ISBN13: 9781841132679
ISBN: 1841132675
Published: June 2003
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00



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""Governing Sexuality"" explores issues of sexual citizenship and law reform in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe today. Across western and eastern Europe, lesbians and gay men are increasingly making claims for equal status, grounded in the language of rights and citizenship, and using the language of international human rights and European law. This book uses same sex sexualities as a prism through which to explore broader questions of legal and political theory concerning democratic legitimacy; rights discourse; national sovereignty and identity; citizenship; transnationalism; and globalisation. Case studies are widely drawn: from New Labour's sexual politics in the UK to the decriminalisation of same-sex sexualities under pressure from the EU in Romania; to new civil solidarity laws in France.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Introduction
1. The Sexual Citizen
2. Queering the Third Way: Sexuality and Citizenship in 'New Britain'
3. Civil Solidarity or Fragmented Identities: Sexuality and Citizenship in France
4. Grant-ing Rights: The Politics of Rights,Sexuality and Citizenship Before the European Court of Justice
5. Transnational Citizens: Mobility and Sexuality
6. 'We Want to Join Europe, not Sodom': Sexuality and European Union Accession in Romania
Conclusions