- What impact does gender difference make to political decision-making? - Will the political empowerment of women contribute to a more peaceful world? The role of gender has been increasingly recognized as central to the study and analysis of the traditionally male domains of war and international relations. This book explores the key role of gender in peace research, conflict resolution and international politics. Rather than simply 'add gender' the aim is to transcend different disciplinary boundaries and conceptual approaches to provide a more integrated basis for future study. To this end it uniquely combines theoretical chapters alongside empirical case studies to demonstrate the i

Women, Peace and the United Nations: Beyond Beijing

Women, Peace and the United Nations: Beyond Beijing

Women, peace and the United Nations: Beyond Beijing


Since the creation of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in 1947, elements of the issue ‘women and peace’ have been part of its agenda. However, unlike such questions as the political participation of women, or development, ‘women and peace’ was generally not considered a priority. That it has been retained on the Commission's agenda has been due largely to the pressure of the Eastern European countries. The Commission's approach to this issue has been political rather than substantive: rather than dealing with women's perspectives, it has involved a projection of a wider political debate into what was considered an intergovernmental women's forum. For example, discussion ...

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