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Feminist Methodologies for International Relations

Feminist Methodologies for International Relations

  • Author: Brooke A. Ackerly,Maria Stern,Jacqui True
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139458736
  • Category: Political Science
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Why is feminist research carried out in international relations (IR)? What are the methodologies and methods that have been developed in order to carry out this research? Feminist Methodologies for International Relations offers students and scholars of IR, feminism, and global politics practical insight into the innovative methodologies and methods that have been developed - or adapted from other disciplinary contexts - in order to do feminist research for IR. Both timely and timeless, this volume makes a diverse range of feminist methodological reflections wholly accessible. Each of the twelve contributors discusses aspects of the relationships between ontology, epistemology, methodology, and method, and how they inform and shape their research. This important and original contribution to the field will both guide and stimulate new thinking.

Feminism and International Relations

Feminism and International Relations

Conversations about the Past, Present and Future

  • Author: J. Ann Tickner,Laura Sjoberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136724788
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 274
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Feminist International Relations scholarship in the United States recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over those years, feminist researchers have made substantial progress concerning the question of how gender matters in global politics, global economics, and global culture. The progress has been noted both in the academic field of international relations and, increasingly, in the policy world. Celebrating these achievements, this book constructs conversations about the history, present state of, and future of feminist International Relations as a field across subfields of IR, continents, and generations of scholars. Providing an overview and assessment of what it means to "gender" IR in the 21st century, the volume has a unique format: it features a series of intellectual conversations, presenting cutting-edge research in the field, with provocative comments from senior scholars. It examines issues including global governance, the United Nations, war, peace, security, science, beauty, and human rights and addresses key questions including: What does viewing the diverse problems of global politics through gendered lenses look like in the 21st Century? How do feminisms accommodate differences in culture, race, and religion? How do feminist theoretical and policy analyses fit together? These conversations about feminist IR are accessible to non-specialist audiences and will be of interest to students and scholars of Gender Studies, Feminist Politics and International Relations.

Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

  • Author: Brooke Ackerly,Jacqui True
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137054425
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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This extremely innovative interdisciplinary text guides the reader through the research process from research design through to analysis and presentation while at the same time introducing the range of debates, challenges and tools that feminists use in their research around the world.

Women and Militant Wars

Women and Militant Wars

The politics of injury

  • Author: Swati Parashar
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134116136
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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This book explores women’s militant activities in insurgent wars and seeks to understand what women ‘do’ in wars. In International Relations, inter-state conflict, anti-state armed insurgency and armed militancy are essentially seen as wars where collective violence (against civilians and security forces) is used to achieve political objectives. Extending the notion of war as ‘politics of injury' to the armed militancy in Indian administered Kashmir and the Tamil armed insurgency in Sri Lanka, this book explores how women participate in militant wars, and how that politics not only shapes the gendered understandings of women’s identities and bodies but is in turn shaped by them. The case studies discussed in the book offer new comparative insight into two different and most prevalent forms of insurgent wars today: religio-political and ethno-nationalist. Empirical analyses of women’s roles in the Sri Lankan Tamil militant group, the LTTE and the logistical, ideological support women provide to militant groups active in Indian administered Kashmir suggest that these insurgent wars have their own gender dynamics in recruitment and operational strategies. Thus, Women and Militant Wars provides an excellent insight into the gender politics of these insurgencies and women’s roles and experiences within them. This book will be of much interest to students and scholars of critical war and security studies, feminist international relations, gender studies, terrorism and political violence, South Asia studies and IR in general.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

  • Author: R. A. W. Rhodes,Paul 't Hart
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191645869
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 800
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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—as the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.

Critical Security Methods

Critical Security Methods

New frameworks for analysis

  • Author: Claudia Aradau,Jef Huysmans,Andrew Neal,Nadine Voelkner
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134716265
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 230
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Critical Security Methods offers a new approach to research methods in critical security studies. It argues that methods are not simply tools to bridge the gap between security theory and security practice. Rather, to practise methods critically means engaging in a more free and experimental interplay between theory, methods and practice. This recognises that the security practices we research are often methods in their own right, as forms of surveillance, data mining, visualisation, and so on, and that our own research methods are themselves practices that intervene and interfere in those sites of security and insecurity. Against the familiar methdological language of rigour, detachment and procedural consistency, Critical Security Methods reclaims the idea of method as experiment. The chapters offer a series of methodological experimentations that assemble concepts, theory and empirical cases into new frameworks for critical security research. They show how critical engagement and methodological innovation can be practiced as interventions into diverse instances of insecurity and securitisation, including airports, drug trafficking, peasant struggles, biometrics and police kettling. The book will be a valuable resource for students and researchers in critical security studies, politics and international relations.

Forging New Conventional Wisdom Beyond International Policing

Forging New Conventional Wisdom Beyond International Policing

Learning from Complex Political Realities

  • Author: Bryn Hughes,Charles T. Hunt,Jodie Curth-Bibb
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9004243224
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 332
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Forging New Conventional Wisdom Beyond International Policing: Learning from Complex, Political Realities provides an innovative perspective in the field by conceptualizing international policing as part of a much broader system of peace and capacity development initiatives. Authors Bryn Hughes, Charles T. Hunt, and Jodie Curth-Bibb provide a thorough analysis of the current problems in the field, and subsequently offer a convincing argument for a new, post-Weberian approach.

No Place for a War Baby

No Place for a War Baby

The Global Politics of Children born of Wartime Sexual Violence

  • Author: Dr Donna Seto
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 140947402X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 232
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Donna Seto investigates why children born of wartime sexual violence are rarely included in post-conflict processes of reconciliation and recovery. The focus on children born of wartime sexual violence questions the framework of understanding war and recognizes that certain individuals are often forgotten or neglected. This book considers how children are neglected sites for the reproduction of global norms. It approaches this topic through an interdisciplinary perspective that questions how silence surrounding the issue of wartime sexual violence has prevented justice for children born of war from being achieved. In considering this, Seto examines how the theories and practices of mainstream International Relations (IR) can silence the experiences of war rape survivors and children born of wartime sexual violence and explores the theoretical frameworks within IR and the institutional structures that uphold protection regimes for children and women.

Interpretation and Method

Interpretation and Method

Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn

  • Author: Dvora Yanow,Peregrine Schwartz-Shea
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317467361
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 552
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Exceptionally clear and well-written chapters provide engaging discussions of the methods of accessing, generating, and analyzing social science data, using methods ranging from reflexive historical analysis to critical ethnography. Reflecting on their own research experiences, the contributors offer an inside, applied perspective on how research topics, evidence, and methods intertwine to produce knowledge in the social sciences.

Gender and International Security

Gender and International Security

Feminist Perspectives

  • Author: Laura Sjoberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135240256
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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This book defines the relationship between gender and international security, analyzing and critiquing international security theory and practice from a gendered perspective. Gender issues have an important place in the international security landscape, but have been neglected both in the theory and practice of international security. The passage and implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (on Security Council operations), the integration of gender concerns into peacekeeping, the management of refugees, post-conflict disarmament and reintegration and protection for non-combatants in times of war shows the increasing importance of gender sensitivity for actors on all fronts in global security. This book aims to improve the quality and quantity of conversations between feminist security studies and security studies more generally, in order to demonstrate the importance of gender analysis to the study of international security, and to expand the feminist research program in Security Studies. The chapters included in this book not only challenge the assumed irrelevance of gender, they argue that gender is not a subsection of security studies to be compartmentalized or briefly considered as a side issue. Rather, the contributors argue that gender is conceptually, empirically, and normatively essential to studying international security. They do so by critiquing and reconstructing key concepts of and theories in international security, by looking for the increasingly complex roles women play as security actors, and by looking at various contemporary security issues through gendered lenses. Together, these chapters make the case that accurate, rigorous, and ethical scholarship of international security cannot be produced without taking account of women’s presence in or the gendering of world politics. This book will be of interest to all students of critical security studies, gender studies and International Relations in general. Laura Sjoberg is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. She has a Phd in International Relations and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California and is the author of Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq (2006) and, with Caron Gentry, Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women's Violence in Global Politics (2007)

Studying the Agency of Being Governed

Studying the Agency of Being Governed

  • Author: Stina Hansson,Sofie Hellberg,Maria Stern
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317624483
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 210
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This edited volume seeks to provide guidance on how we can approach questions of governing and agency—particularly those who endeavour to embark on grounded empirical research— by rendering explicit some key challenges, tensions, dilemmas, and confluences that such endeavours elicit. Indeed, the contributions in this volume reflect the growing tendency in governmentality studies to shift focus to empirically grounded studies. The volume thus explicitly aims to move from theory to practice, and to step back from the more top-down governmentality studies approach to one that examines how one can/does study how relations of power affect lives, experience and agency. This book offers insight into the intricate relations between the workings of governing and (the possibility for) people’s agency on the one hand, and about the possible effects of our attempts to engage in such studies on the other. In numerous ways, and from different starting points, the contributions to this volume provide thoughtful insights into, and creative suggestions for, how to work with the methodological challenges of studying the agency of being governed. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, global governance and research methods.

After Secularism

After Secularism

Rethinking Religion in Global Politics

  • Author: E. Wilson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230355315
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 222
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Having destabilized dominant assumptions about the nature of religion, there is now a need to develop new ways of thinking about this ever-present phenomenon in global politics. This book outlines a new approach to understanding religion and its relationship with politics in the West and globally for International Relations.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690

The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690

Volume Three

  • Author: M. Suzuki
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230305504
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 339
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During the seventeenth century, in response to political and social upheavals such as the English Civil Wars, women produced writings in both manuscript and print. This volume represents recent scholarship that has uncovered new texts as well as introduced new paradigms to further our understanding of women's literary history during this period.

Gender and Transitional Justice

Gender and Transitional Justice

The Women of East Timor

  • Author: Susan Harris Rimmer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113527245X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 256
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Gender and Transitional Justice provides the first comprehensive feminist analysis of the role of international law in formal transitional justice mechanisms. Using East Timor as a case study, it offers reflections on transitional justice administered by a UN transitional administration. Often presented as a UN success story, the author demonstrates that, in spite of women and children’s rights programmes of the UN and other donors, justice for women has deteriorated in post-conflict Timor, and violence has remained a constant in their lives. This book provides a gendered analysis of transitional justice as a discipline. It is also one of the first studies to offer a comprehensive case study of how women engaged in the whole range of transitional mechanisms in a post-conflict state, i.e. domestic trials, internationalised trials and truth commissions. The book reveals the political dynamics in a post-conflict setting around gender and questions of justice, and reframes of the meanings of success and failure of international interventions in the light of them.

(En)gendered

(En)gendered

frühneuzeitlicher Kunstdiskurs und weibliche Porträtkultur nördlich der Alpen

  • Author: Simone Roggendorf,Sigrid Ruby
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783894453381
  • Category: Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Page: 207
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Im Verlauf der Frühen Neuzeit entwickelte sich ausgehend vom italienischen Kulturraum ein zunehmend eigenständiger, vornehmlich von männlichen Akteuren geführter Diskurs über Gestalt, Funktion und Stellenwert der Künste. Zu den markanten Topoi dieses maßgeblich durch antike Vorbilder beeinflussten Diskurses gehört die weitgehende Gleichsetzung von idealer Weiblichkeit und vollendeter Kunst über das Vergleichsmoment der Schönheit, die sich sowohl in den kunst- und literaturtheoretischen Schriften der Zeit als auch in den bildkünstlerischen und literarischen Werken selbst sowie in den Praktiken ihrer gesellschaftlichen Handhabung nachweisen lässt. Während die problematische Verschränkung von künstlerischem Diskurs und weiblicher Porträtkultur im Bereich der italienischen Renaissance bereits angemessen erforscht ist, fehlt es an Studien zu späteren Epochen und zu den nördlich der Alpen gelegenen Kulturräumen. Die in dem vorliegenden Tagungsband versammelten kunsthistorischen und literaturwissenschaftlichen Beiträge bieten einen ersten Überblick über die komplexe Vernetzung von Geschlechter- und Kunstdiskurs, wie sie vor allem in den literarischen und bildkünstlerischen Werken selbst verhandelt wird. Verfolgt wird eine historische Sichtweise, die die Werke in ihrem jeweiligen Entstehungs- und Rezeptionskontext situiert und nach den spezifischen Darstellungsabsichten und Funktionszusammenhängen fragt. Besondere Berücksichtigung findet dabei die Auseinandersetzung mit dem problematischen und häufig ambivalent bleibenden Verhältnis zwischen idealer und individueller, abstrahierender und kontextgebundener Darstellung der Frau. Simone Roggendorf, Studium der Kunstgeschichte, Anglistik und Romanistik in Gießen und Paris. Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Anglistischen Seminar der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Promotionsprojekt zur Empfindsamkeit in der englischen Kunst und Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts. Sigrid Ruby, Dr. phil. Studium der Kunstgeschichte, Amerikanistik und Volkswirtschaftslehre in Bonn, Frankfurt a.M. und Cambridge (Mass.). Wissenschaftliche Assistentin am Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. Habilitationsprojekt zum Bild der königlichen Mätresse in Frankreich.

Frauen am Land

Frauen am Land

Potentiale und Perspektiven

  • Author: Manuela Larcher,Theresia Oedl-Wieser,Mathilde Schmitt,Gertraud Seiser
  • Publisher: StudienVerlag
  • ISBN: 3706557487
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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Die vielfältigen Lebens- und Arbeitsverhältnisse, die Frauen in ländlichen Regionen heutzutage zugänglich sind, bieten ihnen Möglichkeiten einer selbstbestimmten Lebensführung und der Verwirklichung individueller Potentiale. Immer wieder sind Frauen am Land aber mit gesellschaftlichen Erwartungen und strukturellen Barrieren konfrontiert, die nach politischen und sozialen Lösungen verlangen, sei es in Regionalentwicklung und Kommunalpolitik, in der Landwirtschaft oder in Bezug auf Bildung, Mobilität, Migration und Ehrenamt. Die Beiträge aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz dokumentieren sowohl die Brisanz als auch die Bedeutung, die den Potentialen und Perspektiven von Frauen sowie den Geschlechterverhältnissen in ländlichen Regionen zukommen. Sie weisen auf Basis wissenschaftlicher Analysen auf Problemlagen hin und fordern zu lösungsorientiertem Handeln auf. Mit Beiträgen von Katrin Baumgartner, Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Doris Damyanovic, Reinhard Engelhart, Anna Faustmann, Eva Favry, Renate Fuxjäger, Thomas Hader, Isabel Häberli, Christine Jurt, Bente Knoll, Kathleen Kreßmann, Manuela Larcher, Tim Leibert, Jutta Obertegger, Theresia Oedl-Wieser, Elisabeth Prügl, Florian Reinwald, Lydia Rössl, Ruth Rossier, Mathilde Schmitt, Gertraud Seiser, Isabella Skrivanek, Tina Uhlmann, Wiebke Unbehaun, Stefan Vogel, Anna Wanka, Heidrun Wankiewicz, Friederike Weber, Karin Wiest, Brigitte Wotha, Nana Zarnekow.

Forgetting Children Born of War

Forgetting Children Born of War

Setting the Human Rights Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond

  • Author: Charli Carpenter
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231522304
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Sexual violence and exploitation occur in many conflict zones, and the children born of such acts face discrimination, stigma, and infanticide. Yet the massive transnational network of organizations working to protect war-affected children has, for two decades, remained curiously silent on the needs of this vulnerable population. Focusing specifically on the case of Bosnia-Herzegovina, R. Charli Carpenter questions the framing of atrocity by human rights organizations and the limitations these narratives impose on their response. She finds that human rights groups set their agendas according to certain grievances-the claims of female rape victims or the complaints of aggrieved minorities, for example-and that these concerns can overshadow the needs of others. Incorporating her research into a host of other conflict zones, Carpenter shows that the social construction of rights claims is contingent upon the social construction of wrongs. According to Carpenter, this pathology prevents the full protection of children born of war.

Qualitative Methods in International Relations

Qualitative Methods in International Relations

A Pluralist Guide

  • Author: Audie Klotz,Deepa Prakash
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230542396
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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The main terrain of methodological disputes in the social sciences is empirical research, including the delineation of legitimate research questions, allocation of funding for projects, and employment in the profession. Yet we still lack practical answers to one of the most basic questions: How should researchers interpret meanings? The contributors take seriously the goals of both post-modernist and positivist researchers, as they offer detailed guidance on how to apply specific tools of analysis and how to circumvent their inherent limitations. Readers will understand what is at stake in selecting from discourse, speech acts, and semiotics – or even content analysis. Researchers will be able to decide when to combine tools drawn from different analytical traditions – perhaps discourse analysis to inform the construction of a dictionary for context-sensitive computerized coding. The results will be deeper interdisciplinary understanding and better research.

Gender, Sex and the Postnational Defense

Gender, Sex and the Postnational Defense

Militarism and Peacekeeping

  • Author: Annica Kronsell
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199846065
  • Category: History
  • Page: 179
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This text explores the post-national defense and its gender implications. It explores how the United Nations Security Council resolution to increase the participation of women in peace negotiations, humanitarian planning, peacekeeping operations,and governance has influenced the policy practices of the post-national defense.