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Men, Militarism, and UN Peacekeeping

Men, Militarism, and UN Peacekeeping

A Gendered Analysis

  • Author: Sandra Whitworth
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781588262967
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 225
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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

Gender and International Relations

  • Author: Jill Steans
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745670121
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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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.

Gender, Governance and International Security

Gender, Governance and International Security

  • Author: Nicola Pratt,Sophie Richter-Devroe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134924232
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
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The United Nations Security Council, in 2000, unanimously passed a resolution calling for women’s increased participation in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, as well as their protection during conflict. This marked the first time that the UN Security Council explicitly addressed gender issues in ‘conflict’ and ‘post-conflict’ situations. But what difference has this international agenda on ‘Women, Peace and Security’ made to women’s lives on the ground and to the governance of international peace and security? This volume provides a critical evaluation of the mainstreaming of gender issues in matters of international peace and security resulting from the passage of Resolution 1325 in 2000. It considers how this agenda actually plays out in different contexts, and with what implications for women’s activism and for peace and security. The picture that emerges is not uniform, obliging us to reconsider the links between gender, conflict, different visions of peace and, consequently, different projects of peacebuilding. Consequently, the book poses new questions for transnational feminist scholars and activists. This book was based on a special issue of the International Feminist Journal of Politics.

The Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing

The Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing

  • Author: Joakim Berndtsson,Christopher Kinsey
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317042220
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Conveniently structured into five sections, The Routledge Research Companion to Outsourcing Security offers an overview of the different ways in which states have come to rely on private contractors to support interventions. Part One puts into context the evolution of outsourcing in Western states that are actively involved in expeditionary operations as well as the rise of the commercial security sector in Afghanistan. To explain the various theoretical frameworks that students can use to study security/military outsourcing, Part Two outlines the theories behind security outsourcing. Part Three examines the law and ethics surrounding the outsourcing of security by focusing on how states might monitor contractor behaviour, hold them to account and prosecute them where their behaviour warrants such action. The drivers, politics and consequences of outsourcing foreign policy are covered in Part Four, which is divided into two sections: section one is concerned with armed contractors (providing the provision of private security with the main driver being a capability gap on the part of the military/law enforcement agencies), and section two looks at military contractors (supporting military operations right back to antiquity, less controversial politically and often technologically driven). The final Part takes into consideration emerging perspectives, exploring areas such as gender, feminist methodology, maritime security and the impact of private security on the military profession. This book will be of much interest to students of military and security studies, foreign policy and International Relations.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Gender Matters in Global Politics

Gender Matters in Global Politics

A Feminist Introduction to International Relations

  • Author: Laura J. Shepherd
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135264961
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 448
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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.

The Ethics of Global Governance

The Ethics of Global Governance

  • Author: Antonio Franceschet
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 205
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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.

Gewalt überwinden

Gewalt überwinden

eine Dekade des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen

  • Author: Margot Käßmann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783785908037
  • Category: Nonviolence
  • Page: 159
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Making Gender, Making War

Making Gender, Making War

Violence, Military and Peacekeeping Practices

  • Author: Annica Kronsell,Erika Svedberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113663214X
  • Category: HISTORY
  • Page: 268
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Making Gender, Making War is a unique interdisciplinary edited collection which explores the social construction of gender, war-making and peacekeeping. It highlights the institutions and processes involved in the making of gender in terms of both men and women, masculinity and femininity. The "war question for feminism" marks a thematic red thread throughout; it is a call to students and scholars of feminism to take seriously and engage with the task of analyzing war. Contributors analyze how war-making is intertwined with the making of gender in a diversity of empirical case studies, organized around four themes: gender, violence and militarism; how the making of gender is connected to a (re)making of the nation through military practices; UN SCR 1325 and gender mainstreaming in institutional practices; and gender subjectivities in the organization of violence, exploring the notion of violent women and non-violent men.

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers

der Roman zum Film von Paul Verhoeven

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783404141593
  • Category: Science fiction
  • Page: 334
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Die Menschheit befindet sich ein einem unerbittlichen Krieg mit den Bugs, Insektenwesen aus den Tiefen des Weltalls, einem Krieg, der alle Lebensbereiche durchdringt. Die Bürgerrechte werden auf der Erde nur jenem zugesprochen, der seinen Militärdienst geleistet hat. Auch die Soldaten an Bord der Rodger Young müssen in den Kampf zeihen. Sie sind Starship Troopers, die Infanteristen in diesem galaktischen Konflikt, und sie trifft der Schrecken, die Einsamkeit und die Angst am härtesten ... 1959 erhielt Robert Heinlein für diesen Roman den Hugo Award, einen der international bedeutendsten Preise der Science Fiction. Seit seinem Erscheinen löst er immer wieder heftige Diskussionen aus. Eines ist jedoch sicher: Er ist einer der spannendsten Romane des Autors und zählt zu seinen Schlüsselwerken. Aufwendig fürs Kino verfilmt wurde das Buch Ende der 90er Jahre von Paul Verhoeven.

Military Review

Military Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Military art and science
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Geschlechterpolitische Strategien

Geschlechterpolitische Strategien

Transformationen von Staatlichkeit als politisch gestaltbarer Prozess

  • Author: Marion Löffler
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593396580
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 183
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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.

The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements

The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements

  • Author: Rawwida Baksh,Wendy Harcourt
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199943494
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 984
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The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements explores the historical, political, economic and social contexts in which transnational feminist movements have emerged and spread, and the contributions they have made to global knowledge, power and social change over the past half century. The publication of the handbook in 2015 marks the fortieth anniversary of the United Nations International Women's Year, the thirtieth anniversary of the Third World Conference on Women held in Nairobi, the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and the fifteenth anniversaries of the Millennium Development Goals and of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on 'women, peace and security'. The editors and contributors critically interrogate transnational feminist movements from a broad spectrum of locations in the global South and North: feminist organizations and networks at all levels (local, national, regional, global and 'glocal'); wider civil society organizations and networks; governmental and multilateral agencies; and academic and research institutions, among others. The handbook reflects candidly on what we have learned about transnational feminist movements. What are the different spaces from which transnational feminisms have operated and in what ways? How have they contributed to our understanding of the myriad formal and informal ways in which gendered power relations define and inform everyday life? To what extent have they destabilized or transformed the global hegemonic systems that constitute patriarchy? From a position of fifty years of knowledge production, activism, working with institutions, and critical reflection, the handbook recognizes that transnational feminist movements form a key epistemic community that can inspire and provide leadership in shaping political spaces and institutions at all levels, and transforming international political economy, development and peace processes. The handbook is organized into ten sections, each beginning with an introduction by the editors. The sections explore the main themes that have emerged from transnational feminist movements: knowledge, theory and praxis; organizing for change; body politics, health and well-being; human rights and human security; economic and social justice; citizenship and statebuilding; militarism and religious fundamentalisms; peace movements, UNSCR 1325 and postconflict rebuilding; feminist political ecology; and digital-age transformations and future trajectories.

Die ohnmächtige Supermacht

Die ohnmächtige Supermacht

warum die USA die Welt nicht regieren können

  • Author: Michael Mann
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783593373133
  • Category: Imperialism
  • Page: 357
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Conflict and Cooperation

Conflict and Cooperation

Evolving Theories of International Relations

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780534506902
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 586
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Designed to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of and treatises on international relations theory, CONFLICT AND COOPERATION combines a broad range of historical and contemporary readings that provide a thorough, balanced view of International Relations theory. This text could be used alone or as a complement to a standard International Relations text.

Frieden und Konflikt

Frieden und Konflikt

  • Author: Egbert Jahn
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3531933973
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 146
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Dieser Band der Reihe ELEMENTE DER POLITIK bietet eine knappe, systematische und umfassende Einführung in die zentralen Bereiche der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung.

Handschlag mit dem Teufel

Handschlag mit dem Teufel

die Mitschuld der Weltgemeinschaft am Völkermord in Ruanda

  • Author: Roméo Dallaire
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783866740235
  • Category: Genocide
  • Page: 650
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Sexus und Herrschaft

Sexus und Herrschaft

Die Tyrannei des Mannes in unserer Gesellschaft

  • Author: Kate Millett
  • Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
  • ISBN: 3462411209
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
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»Sexus und Herrschaft« ist Kate Milletts erstes Buch. Es erschien 1969 und machte die Autorin über Nacht berühmt. Übersetzungen in zahlreiche Sprachen folgten. Kate Millett stellt in ihrem Buch die These auf, daß Sexualität ein politisches Instrument ist und der Koitus, die scheinbar intimste Beziehung zwischen den Geschlechtern, dem Patriarchat zur Unterdrückung und Demütigung der Frau dient. Als Beleg für ihre These analysiert sie die Werke von Autoren wie D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, Jean Genet. Das Buch gehört seit seinem Erscheinen zu den Standardwerken der Frauenbewegung.