Globalizing Family Values: The Christian Right's International Activism

Herman, Didi and Buss, Doris (2003) Globalizing Family Values: The Christian Right's International Activism. University of Minnesota Press, USA, 232 pp. ISBN 0816642087. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

With little fanfare and profound effect, "family values" have gone global, and the influence of the Christian Right is increasingly felt internationally. This is the first comprehensive study of the Christian Right's global reach and its impact on international law and politics. Doris Buss and Didi Herman explore tensions, contradictions, victories, and defeats for the Christian Right's global project, particularly in the United Nations. The authors consult Christian Right materials, from pamphlets to novels; conduct interviews with people in the movement; and provide a firsthand account of the World Congress of Families II in 1999, a key event in formulating Christian Right global policy and strategy. The result is a detailed look at a new global player-its campaigns against women's rights, population policy, and gay and lesbian rights; its efforts to build an alliance of orthodox faiths with non-Christians; and the tensions and strains as it seeks to negotiate a role for conservative Christianity in a changing global order. Doris Buss is assistant professor of law at Carleton University in Ottawa. Didi Herman is professor of law at Kent University in the United Kingdom.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: A. Davies
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:15
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:04
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1840 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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