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LGBT Rights in the EU

Kristoffersson, Mattias LU (2013) STVM20 20131
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The thesis examines the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the European Union (EU). After accession to the EU, one of the EU’s most powerful weapons for ensuring adaption into the EU norms and rules - conditionality - is lost. In some EU Member States, the EU norm of non-discrimination against sexual minorities has not yet been successfully adopted. Using Europeanisation theory as a theoretical framework, the thesis aims at examining what tools the EU have at its disposal to ensure that the norm of non-discrimination against sexual minorities is adopted in all its Member States. More specifically, in the absence of external incentives, does the EU use mechanisms of social learning? The study conclude... (More)
The thesis examines the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the European Union (EU). After accession to the EU, one of the EU’s most powerful weapons for ensuring adaption into the EU norms and rules - conditionality - is lost. In some EU Member States, the EU norm of non-discrimination against sexual minorities has not yet been successfully adopted. Using Europeanisation theory as a theoretical framework, the thesis aims at examining what tools the EU have at its disposal to ensure that the norm of non-discrimination against sexual minorities is adopted in all its Member States. More specifically, in the absence of external incentives, does the EU use mechanisms of social learning? The study conclude that the EU do use social learning, along with other mechanisms, but could benefit from having a strategic framework for LGBT issues within the Union. (Less)
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author
Kristoffersson, Mattias LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM20 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
social learning Europeanization Norms Sexual orientation LGBT
language
English
id
3798743
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:05:32
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2013-07-01 13:05:32
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  abstract     = {The thesis examines the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the European Union (EU). After accession to the EU, one of the EU’s most powerful weapons for ensuring adaption into the EU norms and rules - conditionality - is lost. In some EU Member States, the EU norm of non-discrimination against sexual minorities has not yet been successfully adopted. Using Europeanisation theory as a theoretical framework, the thesis aims at examining what tools the EU have at its disposal to ensure that the norm of non-discrimination against sexual minorities is adopted in all its Member States. More specifically, in the absence of external incentives, does the EU use mechanisms of social learning? The study conclude that the EU do use social learning, along with other mechanisms, but could benefit from having a strategic framework for LGBT issues within the Union.},
  author       = {Kristoffersson, Mattias},
  keyword      = {social learning Europeanization Norms Sexual orientation LGBT},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {LGBT Rights in the EU},
  year         = {2013},
}