Gender, Sex and the Postnational Defense: Militarism and Peacekeeping - Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations (Hardback)
  • Gender, Sex and the Postnational Defense: Militarism and Peacekeeping - Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations (Hardback)
zoom

Gender, Sex and the Postnational Defense: Militarism and Peacekeeping - Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations (Hardback)

(author)
£81.00
Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 15/03/2012
  • We can order this from the publisher

UK delivery within 3-4 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Scholars have argued that the end of the Cold War and the War on Terror have radically changed the context of war and defense, diminished the role of nation-states in favor of multi-lateral defense activities, and placed a new focus on human security. In addition to the traditional act of war-making, peacekeeping and nation-building have emerged as important defense strategies among wealthy, liberal-democratic nations. Per UN Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted in 2000, all member nations must consider the needs of women and girls during repatriation, resettlement, and post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Kronsell's book looks at the way that a post-national defense influenced by SC 1325 and focused on human security affects gender relations in militaries. Interestingly, despite the successful implementation of gender mainstreaming in training, the number of women involved in military peacekeeping remains low. Contradicting much of the gender mainstreaming literature, Kronsell shows that increasing gender parity in the military is a more achievable task than increasing women's participation. Employing a feminist constructivist institutional approach, her book questions whether "feminism " must always be equated with peace and anti-militarism, if military violence committed with the purpose of enhancing human security can be performed according to a feminist ethics, and if military institutions can ever be gender neutral. Kronsell builds her theoretical argument on a case study of Sweden and the E.U.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199846061
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 402 g
Dimensions: 246 x 166 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This book makes a valuable contribution to the seminal literature on gender and the military by unpacking how hegemonic masculinity becomes embedded in military organisations and the difficulties in enacting transformative change on such organisations. * Katharine Wright, e-International Relations *

You may also be interested in...

Putin's People
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
A Promised Land
Added to basket
We Are Bellingcat
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Flame of Resistance
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Atoms and Ashes
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
Killer in the Kremlin
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Agent Zigzag
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
Agent Sonya
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Tunnel 29
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
The Ratline
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Red Notice
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
White Eagles Over Serbia
Added to basket
A Line in the Sand
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Prisoners of Geography
Added to basket
The Hong Kong Diaries
Added to basket
£30.00   £26.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.