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date: 24 May 2024

Violence, Politics, and Genderlocked

Violence, Politics, and Genderlocked

  • Gabrielle S. BardallGabrielle S. BardallResearch Fellow, Centre for International Policy Studies / Centre d’études en politiques internationales (CIPS-CÉPI), University of Ottawa


This article presents a conceptual orientation to the intersection of gender, politics, and violence. The first part of the article will introduce the subject by reviewing the primary conceptual framework and empirical knowledge on the topic to date and discussing the theoretical heritage of the concept. Establishing a key distinction between gender-motivated and gender differentiated violence, this article will discuss the gender dimensions of political violence and the political dimensions of gender-based violence. The latter half of the article reviews a number of the key questions driving research and dialogue in the field in the 21st century.


  • Contentious Politics and Political Violence
  • Groups and Identities
  • Political Behavior

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