The Journey of LGBT Rights: Norm Diffusion and its Challenges in EU Seeking States: Bosnia and Serbia

@article{Swimelar2017TheJO,
  title={The Journey of LGBT Rights: Norm Diffusion and its Challenges in EU Seeking States: Bosnia and Serbia},
  author={Safia Swimelar},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  year={2017},
  volume={39},
  pages={910 - 942}
}
  • Safia Swimelar
  • Published 3 November 2017
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Human Rights Quarterly
ABSTRACT: This article investigates and compares the extent to which LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights norms have diffused and become empowered within Bosnia and Serbia as part of their European Union (EU) accession process across three particular arenas: institutional/legal, state authority, and civil society. It inquires as to whether EU candidate status and a “credible membership incentive” affect norm empowerment, given that Serbia is an official EU candidate state… 
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