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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

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529207750

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Bristol University Press
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Published

12 Jun 2020

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529207743

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Bristol University Press
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Published

12 Jun 2020

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529207781

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Bristol University Press
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    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

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

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

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

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

    Part One: Encounters;

    Rita Manchanda, ‘Difficult Encounters with the WPS Agenda in South Asia: Re-scripting Globalised Norms and Policy Frameworks for a Feminist Peace’;

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

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

    Sam cook and Louise Allen, ‘Holding Feminist Space’;

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

    Elizabeth Pearson, ‘Between Protection and Participation: Affect, Countering Violent Extremism and the Possibility of Agency’;

    Patricia Visuer Sellers and Louise Chappell, ‘Lessons Lived in Gender and International Criminal Law: A Conversation Between Patricia Visuer Sellers and Louise Chappell’;

    Part Two: Horizons;

    Toni Haastrup and Jamie J. Hagen, ‘Global Racial Hierarchies and the Limits of Localisation via National Action Plans’;

    Anna Stavrianakis, ‘Towards a Postcolonial and Anti-Racist Feminist Mode of Weapons Control’;

    Marta Bautista Forcada and Cristina Hernández Lázaro, ‘The Privatisation of War: A New Challenge for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda’;

    Gema Fernández and Christine Chinkin, ‘Human Trafficking, Human Rights, and Women, Peace and Security’;

    Briana Mawby and Anna Applebaum, ‘Addressing Future Fragility: Women, Climate, and Migration’;

    Joy Onyesoh, Madeleine Rees, and Catia C. Confortini, ‘Feminist Challenges to the Co-Optation of WPS: A Conversation with Joy Onyesoh and Madeleine Rees’.