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Militarization and Women: Gendered Militarizations  

Erika Svedberg

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Jan 2012
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Dec 2017
Militarization is defined as a process that fundamentally changes society and all types of relations in it, the formal and institutional as well as the informal and the intimate. In a ... More

Nationalism, Citizenship, and Gender  

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams

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Jun 2011
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Nov 2017
Nationalism and the nation-state are both intimately connected to citizenship. Citizenship and nationalism are also linked to gender, as all three concepts play a key role in the process ... More

Organizing Strategies for Advancing Women in International Studies  

Mary K. Meyer McAleese and Susan S. Northcutt

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The interdisciplinary field of international studies has traditionally been a male-dominated field. Indeed, the field of international relations, both theory and practice, has been argued ... More

Race(ing) International Relations: A Critical Overview of Postcolonial Feminism in International Relations  

Geeta Chowdhry and L.H.M. Ling

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Postcolonial feminism in international relations (PFIR) is a disciplinary field devoted to the study of world politics as a site of power relations shaped by colonization. PFIR combines ... More

Transnational Feminist Activism and Globalizing Women’s Movements  

Melinda Adams and Gwynn Thomas

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Women’s activism has assumed an international dimension beginning in the nineteenth century. Transnational feminism has been shaped by debates over a wide range of issues: how to name and ... More

UN, Gender, and Women  

Soumita Basu

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2018
After the end of World War II, women’s rights advocates at the United Nations vigorously campaigned for equality between the sexes. At the UN Charter Conference held in San Francisco in ... More

Women’s Rights as Human Rights  

Jutta Joachim

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
For centuries, women have been struggling for the recognition of their rights. Women’s rights are still being dismissed by United Nations (UN) human rights bodies and even governments, ... More

Women and Academic Organizations in International Studies  

Karen Erickson and Elisabeth Prügl

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Academic organizations introduce gender, race, nationality, and other signifiers of power into the field of international studies. Research on the status of women in the international ... More

Women and Development  

Valentine M. Moghadam

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Economic development gained prominence as a field of economics after World War II in relation to the prospects of what came to be called underdeveloped, decolonizing, developing, or Third ... More

Women and Publishing in International Studies  

Marijke Breuning

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
A gender disparity in publishing hinders the ability of women to advance their careers in academia. A review of the literature shows that there is little published research on the status ... More

Women as Agents of Violence  

Caron E. Gentry

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
The public/private divide assumes that men are the (public sphere) actors gendered toward the possibility of violent action, specifically as soldiers, combatants, guerrillas, or ... More

Women as Objects and Commodities  

Alina Sajed

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The engagement between the discipline of international relations (IR) and feminist theory has led to an explosion of concerns about the inherent gendered dimension of a supposedly ... More

Women, Gender, and Contemporary Armed Conflict  

Megan MacKenzie

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
More than twenty years ago, feminist scholars began challenging conventional approaches to the study of war that they accused of being gender blind and excluding women’s involvement and ... More

Women National Leaders  

Francine D’Amico

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The number of women in national elective leadership positions has grown since 1960 when the first woman became prime minister. As the number of women in high elective office has grown, ... More

Women's Leadership in International Politics  

Tania Domett

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Jan 2011
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Jan 2018
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the number of women with leadership positions in national governments increased considerably. In 2006 alone, a woman became the head of ... More

Women Teaching International Studies  

Mary N. Hampton and Kathleen A. Mahoney-Norris

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
One aspect of women’s professional experience in the field of international studies is that of teaching. Women’s experience in the gendered classroom has been shaped by three general ... More

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