- 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

Integrating a Gender Perspective in Conflict Resolution: The Colombian Case

Integrating a Gender Perspective in Conflict Resolution: The Colombian Case

Integrating a gender perspective in conflict resolution: The Colombian case
Eva IreneTuft


In recent decades, the major dynamic of armed conflict has shifted from wars between states to wars within states. Since the 1960s, legal opposition groups in Colombia and throughout Latin America have been the target of counter-insurgency warfare. The enemy of national sovereignty has thus been identified not as an external force, but rather as persons or organizations in civil society wanting to change the dominant structures of power. A constant war has been waged on all levels against this internal enemy: economic, military, political and psychological. The end of the Cold War has brought an end to overtly authoritarian governments and armed conflicts in ...

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