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Gender and International Relations. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 2617235
  • Book
  • April 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The third edition of Jill Steans popular and highly respected text offers a comprehensive and up to date introduction to gender in international relations today. Its nine chapters have been fully revised and expanded to cover key issues, developments and debates in the field including:
  • the state and citizenship
  • gender, sexuality and human rights
  • conflict, peace and security
  • narratives and representational practices in international politics
  • global political economy
  • development and gender in global governance
Guiding students competently through complex theoretical and conceptual issues, the book is careful to ground its discussions in contemporary concerns, such as the War on Terror and its legacy, the securitisation of human rights, the Arab Spring, the global financial crisis, contemporary challenges to global institutions, and ethical dilemmas that arise in negotiating gender issues and politics in a culturally diverse world. Each chapter features questions for reflection, seminar activities, further reading and web links to highlight key points and provide contemporary illustrations. A glossary of key terms is also included for easy reference.

Gender and International Relations will be essential reading for students and scholars of gender, international relations, global politics and related courses.
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Acknowledgements page vi

Introduction 1

1. Gender in International Relations 7

2. Feminist International Relations 25

3. States, Nations and Citizenship 47

4. Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights 70

5. Confl ict, Peace and Violence 95

6. Security and Peacekeeping 116

7. Telling Stories 140

8. Global Political Economy 159

9. Global Governance 182

10. Transnational Feminist Politics 209

Conclusion 230

Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts 238

Notes 247

Extended Reading 271

Index 289

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