Men Militarism and UN Peacekeeping

Author: Sandra Whitworth
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 1588262960
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

In this important, controversial, and at times troubling book, Sandra Whitworth looks behind the rhetoric to investigate from a feminist perspective some of the realities of military intervention under the UN flag. Whitworth contends that there is a fundamental contradiction between portrayals of peacekeeping as altruistic and benign and the militarized masculinity that underpins the group identity of soldiers. Examining evidence from Cambodia and Somalia, she argues that sexual and other crimes can be seen as expressions of a violent hypermasculinity that is congruent with militarized identities, but entirely incongruent with missions aimed at maintaining peace. She also asserts that recent efforts within the UN to address gender issues in peacekeeping operations have failed because they fail to challenge traditional understandings of militaries, conflict, and women. This unsettling critique of UN operations, which also investigates the interplay between gender and racial stereotyping in peacekeeping, has the power to change conventional perceptions, with considerable policy implications.

Gender and International Relations

Author: Jill Steans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745670126
Release Date: 2013-12-24
Genre: Social Science

The third edition of Jill Steans’ popular and highly respected text offers a comprehensive and up to date introduction to gender in international relations today. Its nine chapters have been fully revised and expanded to cover key issues, developments and debates in the field including: the state and citizenship gender, sexuality and human rights conflict, peace and security narratives and representational practices in international politics global political economy development and gender in global governance Guiding students competently through complex theoretical and conceptual issues, the book is careful to ground its discussions in contemporary concerns, such as the War on Terror and its legacy, the ‘securitisation’ of human rights, the Arab Spring, the global financial crisis, contemporary challenges to global institutions, and ethical dilemmas that arise in negotiating gender issues and politics in a culturally diverse world. Each chapter features questions for reflection, seminar activities, further reading and web links to highlight key points and provide contemporary illustrations. A glossary of key terms is also included for easy reference. Gender and International Relations will be essential reading for students and scholars of gender, international relations, global politics and related courses.

Peacebuilding and NGOs

Author: Ryerson Christie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415693967
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

Analysing the relationship between civil society and the state, this book lays bare the assumptions informing peacebuilding practices and demonstrates through empirical research how such practices have led to new dynamics of conflict. The drive to establish a sustainable liberal peace largely escapes critical examination. When such attention is paid to peacebuilding practices, scholars tend to concentrate either on the military components of the mission or on the liberal economic reforms. This means that the roles of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the impact of attempting to nurture Northern forms of civil society is often overlooked. Focusing on the case of Cambodia, this book seeks to examine the assumptions underlying peacebuilding policies in order to highlight the reliance on a particular, linear reading of European / North American history. The author argues that such policies, in fostering a particular form of civil society, have affected patterns of conflict; dictating when and where politics can occur and who is empowered to participate in such practices. Drawing on interviews with NGO representatives and government representatives, this volume will assert that while the expansion of civil society may resolve some sources of conflict, its introduction has also created new dynamics of contestation. This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, development studies, S.E. Asian politics, and IR in general.

UN Peace Operations and International Policing

Author: Charles T. Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317801672
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Political Science

This book addresses the important question of how the United Nations (UN) should monitor and evaluate the impact of police in its peace operations. UN peace operations are a vital component of international conflict management. Since the end of the Cold War one of the foremost developments has been the rise of UN policing (UNPOL). Instances of UNPOL action have increased dramatically in number and have evolved from passive observation to participation in frontline law enforcement activities. Attempts to ascertain the impact of UNPOL activities have proven inadequate. This book seeks to redress this lacuna by investigating the ways in which the effects of peace operations – and UNPOL in particular – are monitored and evaluated. Furthermore, it aims to develop a framework, tested through field research in Liberia, for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) that enables more effective impact assessment. By enhancing the relationship between field-level M&E and organisational learning this research aims to make an important contribution to the pursuit of more professional and effective UN peace operations. This book will be of much interest to students of peace operations, conflict management, policing, security studies and IR in general.

Frauen und Gewalt

Author: Antje Hilbig
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 3826023625
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Feminism

The Ethics of Global Governance

Author: Antonio Franceschet
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015078801761
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

Ethics is treated in this book not as a set of rules, nor as a topic for philosophical discussion, but as a necessary aspect of political life. The authors analyse ethical controversies as central to global governance, considering the hard moral choices facing states and other actors as they navigate a complex world order.

Military Review

ISBN: UCR:31210025736016
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Military art and science

Gender Matters in Global Politics

Author: Laura J. Shepherd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135264963
Release Date: 2010-01-21
Genre: Political Science

Gender Matters in Global Politics is a comprehensive textbook for advanced undergraduates studying feminism & international relations, gender and global politics and similar courses. It provides students with an accessible but in-depth account of the most significant theories, methodologies, debates and issues. This textbook is written by an international line-up of established and emerging scholars from a range of theoretical perspectives, providing students with provocative and cutting-edge insights into the study and practices of (how) gender matters in global politics. Key features and benefits of the book: Introduces students to the wide variety of feminist and gender theory and explains the relevance to contemporary global politics. Explains the insights of feminist theory for a range of other disciplines including international relations, international political economy and security studies. Addresses a large number of key contemporary issues such as human rights, trafficking, rape as a tool of war, peacekeeping and state-building, terrorism and environmental politics. Features extensive pedagogy to facilitate learning – seminar exercises, text boxes, photographs, suggestions for further reading, web resources and a glossary of key terms. In this innovative and groundbreaking textbook gender is represented as a noun, a verb and a logic, allowing both students and lecturers to develop a sophisticated understanding of the crucial role that gender plays in the theories, policies and practices of global politics.

International Security and Gender

Author: Nicole Detraz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745663050
Release Date: 2013-04-24
Genre: Political Science

What does it mean to be secure? In the global news, we hear stories daily about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, about domestic-level conflicts around the world, about the challenges of cybersecurity and social security. This broad list highlights the fact that security is an idea with multiple meanings, but do we all experience security issues in the same way? In this book, Nicole Detraz explores the broad terrain of security studies through a gender lens. Assumptions about masculinity and femininity play important roles in how we understand and react to security threats. By examining issues of militarization, peacekeeping, terrorism, human security, and environmental security, the book considers how the gender-security nexus pushes us to ask different questions and broaden our sphere of analysis. Including gender in our analysis of security challenges the primacy of some traditional security concepts and shifts the focus to be more inclusive. Without a full understanding of the vulnerabilities and threats associated with security, we may miss opportunities to address pressing global problems. Our society often expects men and women to play different roles, and this is no less true in the realm of security. This book demonstrates that security debates exhibit gendered understandings of key concepts, and whilst these gendered assumptions may benefit specific people, they are often detrimental to others, particularly in the key realm of policy-making.

Geschlechterpolitische Strategien

Author: Marion Löffler
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593396583
Release Date: 2012-05
Genre: Political Science

Im Fokus der Forschung stehen Phänomene wie die Regionalisierung und Privatisierung von Staatstätigkeiten, also der Abbau staatlicher Infrastrukturen. Gelten Staaten nicht mehr als Zentren politischer Macht, können sie auch keine Adressaten feministischer Politik sein. Mithilfe staatstheoretischer Überlegungen Bourdieus, Foucaults und Walbys greift Marion Löffler in die Debatten der Gegenwart ein. Sie konzipiert Staatlichkeit als unabgeschlossenen und unabschließbaren Prozess mit dem Ergebnis: Staaten sind und bleiben Akteure emanzipatorischer und auch antiemanzipatorischer Geschlechterpolitiken.

Frieden und Konflikt

Author: Egbert Jahn
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531933979
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Political Science

Dieser Band der Reihe ELEMENTE DER POLITIK bietet eine knappe, systematische und umfassende Einführung in die zentralen Bereiche der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung.