Monthly Archives: October 2016

Beyond Symbolism? The EU enlargement and Gay Politics

by Koen Slootmaeckers

On the occasion of the book launch of The EU Enlargement and Gay Politics: The Impact of Eastern Enlargement on Rights, Activism and Prejudice (edited by Koen Slootmaeckers, Heleen Touquet and Peter Vermeersch), Koen Slootmaeckers reflect on the contributions the book made to the growing literature on the Europeanisation of LGBT rights, and raises critical questions for future […]

October 26th, 2016|Featured, Politics, Society|1 Comment|
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    The victory of abortion rights protesters in Poland is likely to be short lived

The victory of abortion rights protesters in Poland is likely to be short lived

by Magdalena Mikulak
A proposal to increase restrictions on abortion in Poland generated several large protests across the country in early October, with the proposal ultimately being voted down in parliament. In this post, Magdalena argues that despite the apparent victory of the protesters, it remains likely that the government will nevertheless push for new restrictions on abortion.

On 3 October, more than […]

October 20th, 2016|Featured, Politics, Society|1 Comment|
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    The ‘private’ life of US politics part two: affect, intimacy and public bathrooms

The ‘private’ life of US politics part two: affect, intimacy and public bathrooms

by Kate Gilchrist

In part one of this two-part blog post, I looked at the rise in popularity of populist politics in the US, as represented by Donald Trump. In light of the presidential elections it seemed timely to try to understand why there has been such a shift in the political climate here (although it is by no means […]

October 17th, 2016|Featured, Politics, Society|0 Comments|
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    The ‘private’ life of US politics part one: affect, intimacy and Trump

The ‘private’ life of US politics part one: affect, intimacy and Trump

by Kate Gilchrist 

Like many, I have watched closely the rise in political appeal of Donald Trump to become the US presidential candidate, with as much horror as fascination. There have been lots of explanations for what was considered a very unlikely scenario not so long ago (although Trump’s election as president was famously predicted in a now more chilling, […]

October 10th, 2016|Featured, Politics, Society|0 Comments|

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