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Democracy, Democratization, and Gender  

Georgina Waylen

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Democracies and the processes surrounding recent transitions to democracy are gendered in a variety of ways. Recently, feminist scholars have questioned the exclusionary ways in which ... More

Feminism, Activism, and Scholarship in Global Context  

Nikki McGary and Nancy A. Naples

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The histories of women’s studies and feminist scholarship reveal the lack of distinction between feminist activism and feminist scholarship. The term “feminism” consists of multiple ... More

Feminisms Troubling the Boundaries of International Relations  

Christine Sylvester

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
A constant source of concern for feminists working in International Relations (IR) has been the field’s implied or stated boundaries. During the first ten years of its existence (roughly ... More

Feminist Ethics in International Relations  

Brooke Ackerly and Ying Zhang

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The study of feminist ethics in international relations (IR) is the study of three topics. The first is the feminist contributions to key topics in international ethics and the research ... More

Feminist Security Studies  

Laura J. Shepherd

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
In challenging conventional conceptualizations of the human subject, the state, and the international system, early feminist security studies (FSS) offered new ways to think about security ... More

Feminist Security Theorizing  

Jillian Martin and Laura Sjoberg

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The question “where are the women?” essentially underlies feminist international relations (IR). During the late 1980s and early 1990s, feminist scholars critiqued mainstream IR theories ... More

“Feminist” Theoretical Inquiries and “IR”  

Anna M. Agathangelou and Heather M. Turcotte

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Feminist international relations (IR) theories have long provided interventions and insights into the embedded asymmetrical gender relations of global politics, particularly in areas such ... More

Gender and Global Security  

Valerie Hudson, R. Charli Carpenter, and Mary Caprioli

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
It is not only gender ambiguity that is securitized in the international arena, but femininity as well. Some scholars argue that conflict over what women are and what they should do is ... More

Gender and the State  

Natalie Florea Hudson

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2018
One of the main arguments advanced by feminists is that we must move beyond adding women to existing structures and institutions, and focus more on the theoretical, cognitive, and even ... More

Gendering Human Security: How Gender Theory Is Reflected and Challenged in Civil-Military Cooperation  

Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv and Kirsti Stuvøy

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Jun 2011
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Jan 2018
Gendering human security is useful for making explicit the role of practice and actors, and the power relations between them, attributed through socialized and naturalized characteristics ... More

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