Policy Press

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New Directions in Women, Peace and Security

Edited by Soumita Basu, Paul Kirby and Laura Shepherd

Published

12 Jun 2020

Page count

280 pages

ISBN

978-1529207750

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

12 Jun 2020

Page count

280 pages

ISBN

978-1529207743

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

12 Jun 2020

Page count

280 pages

ISBN

978-1529207781

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

12 Jun 2020

Page count

280 pages

ISBN

978-1529207781

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
New Directions in Women, Peace and Security

What does gender equality mean for peace, justice, and security? At the turn of the 21st century, feminist advocates persuaded the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution that drew attention to this question at the highest levels of international policy deliberations.

Today the Women, Peace and Security agenda is a complex field, relevant to every conceivable dimension of war and peace. This groundbreaking book engages vexed and vexing questions about the future of the agenda, from the legacies of coloniality to the prospects of international law, and from the implications of the global arms trade to the impact of climate change. It balances analysis of emerging trends with specially commissioned reflections from those at the forefront of policy and practice.

“Born of the brutalities of the wars in Bosnia and Rwanda, the women, peace and justice agenda initially focused on accountability for sexual violence. Since then the agenda has transformed and been interpreted in different ways. It is important to remain firmly rooted to its messages on accountability, representation and peacebuilding. This book that looks at the vexing questions and the difficult dilemmas may provide us with a way forward.” Radhika Coomaraswamy, Former Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Special Representative in Children and Armed Conflict

“In an era where relegating women’s rights and leadership in peace-building to the back burner is the new normal, this anthology is a sure wake-up call.” Meghna Guhathakurta, Research Initiatives Bangladesh

“This remarkable collection is testament to the resilience, inventiveness and tenacious optimism of feminist peace advocates, building on lessons learned from two decades of engagement with the UN Security Council.” Dianne Otto, University of Melbourne

Soumita Basu is Assistant Professor in International Relations at the South Asian University.

Paul C. Kirby is Lecturer in International Security at the University of Sussex.

Laura J. Shepherd is Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Professor of International Relations at the University of Sydney.

United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security

Foreword: Toward Strategic Instrumentalism ~ Anne Marie Goetz

Women, Peace and Security: A Critical Cartography ~ Soumita Basu, Paul Kirby and Laura J. Shepherd

Part I: Encounters

South Sudanese Women on the Move: An Account of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda~ Rita M. Lopidia and Lucy Hall

The Price of Peace? Frictional Encounters on Gender, Security and the ‘Economic Peace Paradigm’ ~ Nicole George

Difficult Encounters with the WPS Agenda in South Asia: Re- scripting Globalized Norms and Policy Frameworks for a Feminist Peace ~ Rita Manchanda

Best Practice Diplomacy and Feminist Killjoys in the Strategic State: Exploring the Affective Politics of Women, Peace and Security ~ Minna Lyytikäinen and Marjaana Jauhola

Between Protection and Participation: Affect, Countering Violent Extremism and the Possibility for Agency ~ Elizabeth Pearson

Lessons Lived in Gender and International Criminal Law ~ Patricia Viseur Sellers and Louise Chappell

Holding Feminist Space ~ sam cook and Louise Allen

Part II: Horizons

Global Racial Hierarchies and the Limits of Localization via National Action Plans ~ Toni Haastrup and Jamie J. Hagen

Towards a Postcolonial, Anti- Racist, Anti- Militarist Feminist Mode of Weapons Control ~ Anna Stavrianakis

The Privatization of War: A New Challenge for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda ~ Marta Bautista Forcada and Cristina Hernández Lázaro

Human Trafficking, Human Rights and Women, Peace and Security: The Sound of Silence ~ Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana and Christine Chinkin

Addressing Future Fragility: Women, Climate Change and Migration ~ Briana Mawby and Anna Applebaum

Feminist Challenges to the Co-optation of WPS: A Conversation with Joy Onyesoh and Madeleine Rees ~ Joy Onyesoh, Madeleine Rees and Catia Cecilia Confortini