Download PDF by Jordi Díez: The Politics of Gay Marriage in Latin America: Argentina,

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By Jordi Díez

ISBN-10: 1107099145

ISBN-13: 9781107099142

Addressing one of many defining social problems with our time, The Politics of homosexual Marriage in Latin the USA explores how and why Latin the USA, a culturally Catholic and traditionally conservative area, has develop into a pace-setter between international locations of the worldwide South, or even the worldwide North, within the passage of homosexual marriage laws. within the first comparative examine of its type, Jordi Díez explains cross-national version within the enactment of homosexual marriage in 3 international locations: Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. according to broad interviews within the 3 international locations, Díez argues that 3 major key elements clarify edition in coverage results throughout those instances: the energy of social flow networks cast by means of activists in desire of homosexual marriage; the entry to coverage making afforded by means of specific nationwide political associations; and the resonance of the frames used to call for the growth of marriage rights to same-sex undefined.

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Across Latin America, and despite the fact that, in most countries, homosexuality had been decriminalized in the nineteenth century, the systematic repression did not cease as populist-nationalist regimes continued to see it as a social threat. Contemporary Challenges to Heteronormativity Students of Latin American politics commonly remark that some of the region’s social features have endured various historical phases since colonialism. Whether they be ethnic stratification, land concentration, or gender inequality, it is often noted that sociopolitical change has not brought about significant change to these important social features.

Berlin divided democratic liberties between positive and negative. Negative liberties, according to Berlin, are based on the notion of negative freedom which “is simply the area within which a man can act unobstructed by others” (1969, 3). ” Berlin’s positive liberty refers to “the wish on the part of the individual to be his own master” (1969, 8). 7 The conceptualization of (negative and positive) gay rights has evolved alongside the advancement of claims made by activists which has generally moved from demands for negative to demands for positive rights.

36 Setting the Stage the region adopted import-substituting policies in an effort to delink their economies from the international trading system. Backed by the armed forces, the new economic models were managed by a new configuration of political forces that established new forms of mediation with society along corporatist lines. Organic-statist models of state-led corporatism, in both military and democratic regimes, incorporated the newly emerging working classes and other sectors of society through corporatist modes of intermediation as they began to demand for inclusion, resources and political representation.

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