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Globalizing Family Values: The Christian Right In International Politics
by Doris Buss
contributions by Didi Herman
University of Minnesota Press, 2003
Paper: 978-0-8166-4208-3 | Cloth: 978-0-8166-4207-6
Library of Congress Classification BR115.I7B87 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 327.1

A timely exposé of the efforts of the religious right to influence global policy.

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 Keele University in the United Kingdom.
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