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Double Bind at the UN: Western Actors, Russia, and the Traditionalist Agenda

Stoeckl, Kristina; Medvedeva, Kseniya

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  "DOI": "10.1017/S2045381718000163", 
  "container_title": "Global Constitutionalism", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Double Bind at the UN: Western Actors, Russia, and the Traditionalist Agenda", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>This article is dedicated to analysis of the traditionalist agenda, promoted</p>\n\n<p>by Russia, in recent debates in the United Nations Human Rights Council</p>\n\n<p>(&lsquo;Traditional values&rsquo; from 2009 to 2013, &lsquo;Protection of the family&rsquo; from 2014 to</p>\n\n<p>2017). The traditionalist agenda could be interpreted as yet another chapter of</p>\n\n<p>contextualist opposition to the universalist application human of rights and as a</p>\n\n<p>successor to the cultural relativism in human rights promoted in the past by the</p>\n\n<p>Organization of Islamic States or countries from the Global South. This article</p>\n\n<p>seeks to challenge such an interpretation and instead makes the argument that the</p>\n\n<p>traditionalist agenda employs novel aspects of illiberal norm protagonism in the</p>\n\n<p>human rights sphere. The article undertakes an in-depth analysis of the discourse</p>\n\n<p>coalitions of both supporters and opponents of the traditionalist agenda, using the</p>\n\n<p>tools of discourse analysis in international relations and drawing on a constructivist</p>\n\n<p>approach to norm diffusion in international organisations.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Stoeckl, Kristina"
      "family": "Medvedeva, Kseniya"
  "page": "383-421", 
  "volume": "7", 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "issue": "3", 
  "id": "2869896"
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