Transgender Rights and Politics

Groups, Issue Framing, and Policy Adoption

Subjects: Political Science, Public Policy, Sexuality Studies
Paperback : 9780472052356, 304 pages, 18 figures, 28 tables, 6 x 9, September 2015
Hardcover : 9780472072354, 304 pages, 18 figures, 28 tables, 6 x 9, October 2014
Ebook : 9780472120604, 336 pages, 18 figures, 28 tables, October 2014
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A theoretically grounded and methodically sophisticated empirical analysis of transgender politics

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To date, media and scholarly attention to gay politics and policy has focused on the morality debates over sexual orientation and the legal aspects of rights for non-heterosexuals. However, transgender concerns as such have received little attention. With transgender activism becoming more visible, policymakers in the United States and around the world have begun to respond to demands for more equitable treatment.
Jami K. Taylor and Donald P. Haider-Markel bring together new research employing the concepts and tools of political science to explore the politics of transgender rights. Volume contributors address the framing of transgender rights in the U.S. and in Latin America. They discuss transgender interest groups, the inclusion of transgender activists in advocacy coalitions, policy diffusion at the state and local levels, and, importantly, the implementation of transgender public policy. This volume sets the standard for empirical research on transgender politics and demonstrates that the study of this topic can contribute to the understanding of larger questions in the field of political science.

Jami K. Taylor is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Toledo.
Donald P. Haider-Markel is Professor of Political Science and Chair at the University of Kansas.