Bob, Clifford, 1958-

The global right wing and the clash of world politics / Clifford Bob. - New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012. - xiv, 225 p. ; 22 cm. - Cambridge studies in contentious politics .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1. Clashing networks in world politics; 2. Making and unmaking policy; 3. Culture wars gone global: gay rights vs. the Baptist-burqa network; 4. Litigating for the lord: American attorneys and European sexualities; 5. Shootout at UN plaza: dueling over global gun control; 6. Battlefield Brazil: national disarmament and international activism; 7. Conclusion.

"Human rights, environmentalism, and global justice: these transnational movements today face fierce opposition from networks of conservative activists promoting contrary aims. In this groundbreaking book, Clifford Bob analyzes the clashes, proposing a new model of global policy making - and unmaking. This highlights the battle of networks, marked by exclusionary strategies, negative tactics, and dissuasive ideas. Bob first investigates the fight over gay rights, in which a coalition of religious conservatives, the "Baptist-burqa" network, confronts human rights groups at the United Nations and in such countries as Sweden, Romania, and Uganda. Next, he examines conflicts over gun control, pitting firearms enthusiasts against disarmament and safety advocates in the UN, Brazil, and elsewhere. Bob's provocative findings extend beyond the culture wars. With its critical conclusions about norms, activists, and institutions, this book will change how campaigners fight, analysts study international issues, and all of us think about global politics"--

9780521193818 (hardback) 9780521145442 (paperback)

Non-governmental organizations--Political activity.
Right and left (Political science)--History--21st century.
Political activists--History--21st century.
Social conflict--Political aspects.
Culture and globalization.

JZ4841 / .B63 2012


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