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This booklet is an eye-opening account of transnational advocacy, no longer by way of environmental and rights teams, yet by way of conservative activists. Mobilizing round assorted matters, those networks problem innovative foes throughout borders and inside associations. In those globalized battles, rivals fight as a lot to develop their very own reasons as to wreck their opponents. Deploying exclusionary suggestions, detrimental strategies and dissuasive principles, they target either to make and unmake coverage. during this paintings, Clifford Bob chronicles strive against over homosexuality and gun keep an eye on within the UN, the Americas, Europe and in different places. He investigates the 'Baptist-burqa' community of conservative believers attacking homosexual rights, and the worldwide gun coalition blasting efforts to regulate firearms. Bob attracts severe conclusions approximately norms, activists and associations, and his large findings expand past the tradition wars. they'll swap how campaigners struggle, students learn coverage wars, and we all take into consideration international politics. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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They exploit ambiguous outcomes to bootstrap their goals. Inflating a result into a precedent, trend, or cascade is common. Aiding in implementation goes without saying. Over the longer term, activists sing the beneficent effects of their pet policies. 25 Although eager to proclaim victories, activists seldom admit defeats, even when foes heckle them as dead-enders. Whatever one terms them, networks unhappy with an outcome face a strategic choice. Should they give up the ghost or continue the fight?

Indeed, the stronger the opposition, the less likely a network will succeed in agenda setting. In this, rival networks dramatize their contending views simultaneously. Protests, marches, and strikes are no longer the left’s preserve, if ever they were. 15 Even as one side hypes an incident as proving the need for immediate action, however, the other works to blur it with contrary interpretations. The result is a blizzard of canned and contradictory statistical reports, expert opinions, and proposed solutions.

12 on Mon Oct 08 07:41:17 BST 2012. 004 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 40 The Global Right Wing and the Clash of World Politics Rights Commission (IGLHRC) was founded as a one-room office on San Francisco’s Castro Street. Today, ILGA is a “communitybased federation” of more than 670 NGOs in more than 110 countries, coordinating transnational advocacy and supporting national groups. 6 In the 1970s and 1980s, however, the emerging international wing of the gay movement was far smaller.

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