Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping

Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping

by Dyan Mazurana
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742536327

ISBN-13: 9780742536326

Pub. Date: 04/15/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Peacekeeping has become a major international undertaking throughout the world, from Africa to the Americas, from Europe to Southeast Asia. Yet until now, there has been no systematic analysis of the key role of gender in post-Cold War conflicts and postconflict peacekeeping efforts. This groundbreaking volume explores how gender has become a central factor in shaping…  See more details below

Overview

Peacekeeping has become a major international undertaking throughout the world, from Africa to the Americas, from Europe to Southeast Asia. Yet until now, there has been no systematic analysis of the key role of gender in post-Cold War conflicts and postconflict peacekeeping efforts. This groundbreaking volume explores how gender has become a central factor in shaping current thinking about the causes and consequences of armed conflict, complex emergencies, and reconstruction. Drawing on expertise ranging from the highest levels of international policymaking down to the daily struggle to implement peacekeeping operations, this work represents a wide span of knowledge and experience about international intervention in local crises. Presenting a rich array of examples from Angola, Bosnia, East Timor, EI Salvador, the former Yugoslavia, Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, and Serbia, the authors offer important insights for future peacekeeping and humanitarian missions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742536326
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Series:
War and Peace Library
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : gender, conflict, and peacekeeping1
1Gender and the causes and consequences of armed conflict29
2Gender mainstreaming in United Nations peacekeeping operations : talking the talk, tripping over the walk43
3Prosecution of gender-based crimes in international law67
4The renewed popularity of the rule of law : implications for women, impunity, and peacekeeping83
5Peacekeeping trends and their gender implications for regional peacekeeping forces in Africa : progress and challenges111
6Gender, war, and peace in Mozambique and Angola : advances and absences134
7Peacekeeping, alphabet soup, and violence against women in the Balkans150
8The Namibian peace operation in a gender context168
9The postconflict postscript : gender and policing in peace operations185
10Gender equality and the Guatemalan peace accords : critical reflections202
11Les femmes aux mille bras : building peace in Rwanda220
12State making, peacemaking, and the inscription of gendered politics into peace : lessons from Angola242
13Mainstreaming gender in United Nations peacekeeping training : examples from East Timor, Ethiopia, and Eritrea265
14What if patriarchy is "the big picture"? : an afterword280

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