Gender and Peacebuilding

Gender and Peacebuilding

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Gender and Peacebuilding offers a comprehensive and up to date analysis of how and why gender matters in contemporary peace operations. It draws on a wide range of examples from across the world to offer a nuanced account of the UN's attempts to mainstream gender into peace operations via Security Council Resolution 1325, and assesses the successes and failures of this effort to enhance the participation and protection of women and girls in peacebuilding operations. In presenting this mixed picture of progress and ongoing challenges, the book argues for bold steps forward that will enable peacebuilding to contest the current neoliberal order, address structural inequalities, and bring about feminist visions of peace and security. It is only by focusing attention on the economic empowerment of women and its ability to temper the dangers of neo-liberalism in post-conflict contexts that feminists can hope to achieve these aims.

Timely, critical and engaged, this book provides an invaluable guide to the issues for students of peace and conflict studies, and sets the agenda for future scholarship and advocacy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 141 x 215 x 19mm | 292g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745682529
  • 9780745682525
  • 1,227,201

Table of contents

Chapter 1: From gender blind to gender dilemmas
Chapter 2: Feminist visions of peace
Chapter 3: Feminist Critiques of Neoliberal Peacebuilding
Chapter 4: Protection, Participation and Prevention in Practice
Chapter 5: Gendering Alternatives to Neoliberal Peacebuilding
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Review quote

"Gender and Peacebuilding is a well-written and well-argued work which contributes to a better understanding of contemporary gender dilemmas in the field of gender, peace and security. One of its main virtues is Duncanson's capacity to iron out arguments and dilemmas to the point where they become comprehensible to anyone, from undergraduate students to professors."
Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding
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About Claire Duncanson

Mark Alfano is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Princeton University Center for Human Values and Center for Health and Wellbeing.
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