Skip to main content

LUP Student Papers

LUND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

LGBT Rights in the EU Accession Process

Kristoffersson, Mattias LU (2013) MRSK30 20121
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
LGBT rights has become an increasingly important part of the EU’s founding values. Yet, large discrepancies exist within the Union regarding the protection of sexual minorities. Using the Europeanization theories of external incentives and social learning, this paper seeks to assess what impact the European Union has on the implementation of LGBT rights during the accession process. By contrasting the 2004 enlargement to the current accession of Croatia to the Union, it is examined whether the EU has learned from its previous experiences and altered its mechanisms. It is concluded that the EU has strengthened its accession mechanisms in a number of ways. It is however to soon to tell whether this will result in enduring post-accession... (More)
LGBT rights has become an increasingly important part of the EU’s founding values. Yet, large discrepancies exist within the Union regarding the protection of sexual minorities. Using the Europeanization theories of external incentives and social learning, this paper seeks to assess what impact the European Union has on the implementation of LGBT rights during the accession process. By contrasting the 2004 enlargement to the current accession of Croatia to the Union, it is examined whether the EU has learned from its previous experiences and altered its mechanisms. It is concluded that the EU has strengthened its accession mechanisms in a number of ways. It is however to soon to tell whether this will result in enduring post-accession compliance. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Kristoffersson, Mattias LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
EU, LGBT, accession process, social learning, Europeanization, external incentives.
language
English
id
3803439
date added to LUP
2014-02-11 14:32:05
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:44
@misc{3803439,
  abstract     = {LGBT rights has become an increasingly important part of the EU’s founding values. Yet, large discrepancies exist within the Union regarding the protection of sexual minorities. Using the Europeanization theories of external incentives and social learning, this paper seeks to assess what impact the European Union has on the implementation of LGBT rights during the accession process. By contrasting the 2004 enlargement to the current accession of Croatia to the Union, it is examined whether the EU has learned from its previous experiences and altered its mechanisms. It is concluded that the EU has strengthened its accession mechanisms in a number of ways. It is however to soon to tell whether this will result in enduring post-accession compliance.},
  author       = {Kristoffersson, Mattias},
  keyword      = {EU,LGBT,accession process,social learning,Europeanization,external incentives.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {LGBT Rights in the EU Accession Process},
  year         = {2013},
}