Publication
Title
Navigating hostility : how political contexts affect the strategies of LGBTQ+ interest groups
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Abstract
Equal rights for LGBTQ+ people are actively contested across some European countries. Although previous studies have analysed what drives this hostility and how it manifests in European politics, little attention has been devoted on how hostility affects organizations that promote and defend equal rights for minority groups. This paper fills this gap and analyses how LGBTQ+ organizations' strategies are shaped by varying degrees of hostility. Using novel survey data of 61 LGBTQ+ organizations across Europe, it highlights that organizations' strategies are mainly driven by elite opinion. Specifically, when politicians and policymakers are positive towards LGBTQ+ equality, organizations tend to focus on insider strategies and less on outsider strategies. However, they do not focus more on other types of strategies, such as litigation or community work. This might indicate that LGBTQ+ organizations become less active when public and elite opinion is not open towards their advocacy efforts, thus further silencing marginalized groups.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Interest groups & advocacy. - Basingstoke, 2012, currens
Publication
Basingstoke : Palgrave macmillan ltd , 2024
ISSN
2047-7414
2047-7422 [e-ISSN]
DOI
10.1057/S41309-024-00203-Z
Volume/pages
(2024) , 27 p.
ISI
001179858900001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 11.03.2025
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UAntwerpen
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Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 29.03.2024
Last edited 10.04.2024
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