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Author Bob, Clifford, 1958-

Title The global right wing and the clash of world politics / Clifford Bob
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in contentious politics
Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
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 United Nations Plaza: warring over global gun control -- 6. Battlefield Brazil: national disarmament and international activism -- 7. Conclusion
Summary "Human rights, environmentalism, and global justice: these transnational movements today face fierce opposition from networks of conservative activists promoting contrary aims. In this groundbreaking book, Clifford Bob analyzes the clashes, proposing a new model of global policy making - and unmaking. This highlights the battle of networks, marked by exclusionary strategies, negative tactics, and dissuasive ideas. Bob first investigates the fight over gay rights, in which a coalition of religious conservatives, the "Baptist-burqa" network, confronts human rights groups at the United Nations and in such countries as Sweden, Romania, and Uganda. Next, he examines conflicts over gun control, pitting firearms enthusiasts against disarmament and safety advocates in the UN, Brazil, and elsewhere. Bob's provocative findings extend beyond the culture wars. With its critical conclusions about norms, activists, and institutions, this book will change how campaigners fight, analysts study international issues, and all of us think about global politics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Culture and globalization.
Non-governmental organizations -- Political activity.
Political activists -- History -- 21st century.
Right and left (Political science) -- History -- 21st century.
Social conflict -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011044021
ISBN 113903104X (electronic bk.)
1139216961 (electronic bk.)
1139223496 (electronic bk.)
9781139031042 (electronic bk.)
9781139216968 (electronic bk.)
9781139223492 (electronic bk.)