Publication
Title
A paradise for LGBT rights? The paradox of Belgium
Author
Abstract
How is it that a small country such as Belgium, with its reputation of relative conservatism, has jumped to the forefront of LGBT-friendly nations when it comes to the extension of rights to, and implementation of government policies for, its LGBT population? The analysis offered here focuses on a combination of six causes: the impact of wider secularization processes; the political history and culture of the country; the organization of especially the Flemish LGBT movement and reasons for its political effectiveness; mainstream social trends in national scapegoating hierarchies; the overall media environment; and the window of opportunity opened by the political landslide of 1999.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of homosexuality. - New York, N.Y., 1974, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2011
ISSN
0091-8369 [print]
1540-3602 [online]
Volume/pages
58:8(2011), p. 1058-1084
ISI
000295978100005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 23.01.2012
Last edited 14.07.2017
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