With Arms Wide Shut: Threat Perception, Norm Reception, and Mobilized Resistance to LGBT Rights

@article{Ayoub2014WithAW,
  title={With Arms Wide Shut: Threat Perception, Norm Reception, and Mobilized Resistance to LGBT Rights},
  author={Phillip M. Ayoub},
  journal={Journal of Human Rights},
  year={2014},
  volume={13},
  pages={337 - 362}
}
This article utilizes original survey and interview data to explore why norms governing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights mobilize an active resistance in some cases and not in others. Based on a comparison of Poland and Slovenia, this article shows that differing perceptions of threat define the way international norms are received in distinct domestic realms. Threat perception is heightened in cases where religion is historically embedded in the essence of the popular… Expand
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