LGBT Rights in Bosnia: The Challenge of Nationalism in the Context of Europeanization

  title={LGBT Rights in Bosnia: The Challenge of Nationalism in the Context of Europeanization},
  author={Safia Swimelar},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={768 - 790}
  • Safia Swimelar
  • Published 12 September 2019
  • Sociology
  • Nationalities Papers
Abstract Nationalism has been one of the domestic constraints to progress on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, especially in the Balkans that are dealing with multiple postwar transition realities. Ethno-nationalist challenges, often influenced by religion, have been significant in Bosnia-Herzegovina given weak state identity and democracy, competing institutionalized ethno-national identities, and slow Europeanization. Through the lenses of gendered nationalism, the… 

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