Developmental Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Politics: Fragmented Citizenship in a Fragmented State
Stephen M. Engel
Responding to recent criticism that American political development (APD) has yet to fully engage with both contemporary and historical matters related to lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) politics, I use citizenship to provide one way to do so. Drawing on the central insight of APD scholarship that the polity is a composite of multiple clashing governing orders and by viewing citizenship as a relational dynamic between the individual and the state, I argue that citizenship is fractured across time, space, and policy issue. This claim is illustrated by two case studies: first, how gay, lesbian, and bisexual
Developmental Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Politics: Fragmented Citizenship in a Fragmented State, by Stephen M. Engel, appears in Perspectives on Politics Volume 13 / Issue 2 / June 2015, pp 287–311.