Gender is increasingly recognized as central to the study and analysis of the traditionally male domains of war and international relations. This book explores the key role of gender in peace research, conflict resolution and international politics. Rather than simply 'add gender and stir', the aim is to transcend different disciplinary boundaries and conceptual approaches to provide a more integrated basis for research and study. To this end Gender, Peace and Conflict uniquely combines theoretical chapters alongside empirical case studies to demonstrate the importance of a gender perspective to both theory and practice in conflict resolution and peace research. The theoretical chapters explore the gender relationship and engage with the many stereotypical elisions and dichotomies that dominate and distort the issue, such as the polarized pairs of femininity and peace versus masculinity and war. The case study chapters (drawing on examples from South America, South Asia and Europe, including former Yugoslavia) move beyond theoretical critique to focus on issues such as sexual violence in war, the role of women in military groups and peacekeeping operations, and the impact of a 'critical mass' of women in political decision-making. Gender, Peace and Conflict provides an invaluable survey and new insights in a central area of contemporary research. It will be essential reading for academics, students and practitioners across peace studies, conflict resolution and international politics.
Angela E V King
Inger Skjelsb[a and e joined together]eak and Dan Smith
Women, Peace and the United Nations
The Problem of Essentialism
Inger Skjelsb[a and e joined together]aek
Is Femininity Inherently Peaceful?
Women and War, Men and Pacifism
Gender, Power and Politics
Women in Political Decision-Making
Anuradha M Chenoy and Achin Vanaik
Promoting Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution
Eva Irene Tuft
Integrating a Gender Perspective in Conflict Resolution
The Use of Women and the Role of Women in the Yugoslav War
Gender Difference in Conflict Resolution