Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships

Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships

By: Shawn Schulenberg (editor), Adriana Piatti-Crocker (editor), Jason A. Pierceson (editor), Nancy Nicol (contributor), David Rayside (contributor), Saldivia Saldivia (contributor), Smith Smith (contributor), Genaro Lozano (contributor), Ahmed Khanani (contributor), Jean C. Robinson (contributor)Paperback

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This book explores policy innovation for same-sex couples throughout the Americas and includes same-sex marriage legislation, civil unions, and other new developments for same-sex couples throughout the Americas at both national and sub-national levels. This scholarship is innovative because though much has been written regarding developments in North America, there is very little work dealing with recent developments in the rest of the Americas.

About Author

Jason Pierceson is an associate professor of Political Science and Legal Studies, and Chair of the Political Science Department at University of Illinois. Adriana Piatti-Crocker is an assistant professor at University of Illinois. Shawn Schulenberg is a Ph.D. candidate at University of California Riverside.


Chapter 1 1. Introduction Chapter 2 2. Democracy, Discursive Frames, and Same-Sex Unions: A Cross-National Analysis Chapter 3 3. Constructing Policy Innovation in Argentina: From Gender Quotas to Same-sex Marriage Chapter 4 4. The Argentine Supreme Court and the Construction of a Constitutional Protection of Sexual Minorities Chapter 5 5. Policy Stability without Policy: The Battle for Same-Sex Partnership Recognition in Brazil Chapter 6 6. Same-Sex Relationship Equality in Mexico Chapter 7 7. Deconstructing the Backlash: Same-Sex Marriage Litigation and Social Change in the United States and Canada Chapter 8 8. Legal Struggles and Political Resistance: Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the USA Chapter 9 9. The Distinctive Centrality of Marriage in the United States Chapter 10 10. Conclusion: Juristocracy in the Americas?

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780739128664
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780739128664
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 0739128663

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