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By Inger Skjelsboek,Dan Smith

- What influence does gender distinction make to political decision-making?

- Will the political empowerment of girls give a contribution to a extra peaceable international?

The position of gender has been more and more well-known as vital to the examine and research of the frequently male domain names of struggle and diplomacy.

This booklet explores the most important position of gender in peace examine, clash solution and foreign politics. instead of easily 'add gender' the purpose is to go beyond varied disciplinary obstacles and conceptual techniques to supply a extra built-in foundation for destiny research. To this finish it uniquely combines theoretical chapters along empirical case stories to illustrate the significance of a gender point of view to either idea and perform in clash answer and peace research.

The theoretical chapters discover the gender courting and have interaction with the numerous stereotypical dichotomies like femininity and peace and masculinity and struggle. The case learn chapters (drawing on examples from South the United States, South Asia and Europe, together with former Yugoslavia) movement past theoretical critique to target concerns like sexual violence in battle, the position of girls in army teams and peacekeeping operations and the impression of a 'critical mass' of girls in political decision-making.

Gender, Peace and Conflict will offer a useful survey and new insights to a significant quarter of latest study. it will likely be crucial examining for lecturers, scholars and practitioners throughout peace stories, clash solution and foreign politics.

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