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Civil society, ‘traditional values’ and LGBT resistance to heteronormative rights hegemony: analysis of the UN Universal Periodic Review in the Russian Federation

Chaney, Paul 2018. Civil society, ‘traditional values’ and LGBT resistance to heteronormative rights hegemony: analysis of the UN Universal Periodic Review in the Russian Federation. Europe Asia Studies 70 (4) , pp. 638-665. 10.1080/09668136.2018.1453924

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Abstract

This study of LGBT rights in the Russian Federation uses frame analysis of civil society input into the UN Universal Periodic Review. It reveals a stark state-civil society ‘disconnect’ reflecting oppressive government practices, including Law No. 135-FZ on ‘non-traditional sexual relations’. This raises wider questions about the efficacy of the UPR system, not least because issues of performativity and legitimation can be seen to facilitate authoritarian resilience. This allows the ruling elite to continue to dissemble by espousing universal rights yet strategically framing them as heteronormative, integral to the protection of ‘traditional values’ and inimical to identity-based LGBT rights claims

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JX International law
Uncontrolled Keywords: LGBT, Human Rights, Civil Society, Discourse, Russian Federation
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 0966-8136
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 June 2017
Date of Acceptance: 14 June 2017
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 12:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/101510

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