Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping

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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 of post-conflict 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 the full span of knowledge and experience about international intervention in local crises. Presenting a rich array of examples from Angola, Bosnia Herzegovina, East Timor, El 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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Editorial Reviews

Oxfam Development Resource Review
This 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. It represents a span of knowledge and experience about international intervention in local crises. Presenting examples from Angola, Bosnia, East Timor, El Salvador, the former Yugoslavia, Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, and Serbia, the authors offer insights for future peacekeeping and humanitarian missions.
Ariane Brunet
This invaluable study makes compelling linkages between the political use of gender in conflict and peacekeeping and the blurring of the lines between victims, perpetrators, and combatants in today’s wars. It is a must for activists, academics, policymakers, and the general public in our militarized world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742536326
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Series: War and Peace Library
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Dyan Mazurana is senior research fellow at the Feinstein International Famine Center, Tufts University. Angela Raven-Roberts is director of research and programs at the Feinstein Famine Center, Tufts University. Jane Parpart is professor of history at Dalhousie University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Gender, Conflict, Peacekeeping Part 2 Gender, Complex Political Emergencies, and International Intervention Chapter 3 Gender and the Causes and Consequences of Armed Conflict Chapter 4 Gender Mainstreaming in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Talking the Talk, Tripping over the Walk Part 5 Gender, Peacekeeping, and International Humanitarian, Criminal, and Human Rights Law Chapter 6 Prosecution of Gender-based Crimes in International Law Chapter 7 The Renewed Popularity of the Rule of Law: Implications for Women, Impunity, and Peacekeeping Part 8 Inside Peacekeeping Operations Chapter 9 Peacekeeping Trends and Their Gender Implications for Regional Peacekeeping Forces in Africa: Progress and Challenges Chapter 10 Gender, War, and Peace in Mozambique and Angola: Advances and Absences Chapter 11 Peacekeeping, Alphabet Soup, and Violence Against Women in the Balkans Chapter 12 The Namibian Peace Operation in a Gender Context Part 13 Peacekeeping Operations, International Intervention and Gender-Just Peacemaking and Peacebuilding Chapter 14 The Post-Conflict Postscript: Gender and Policing in Peace Operations Chapter 15 The Guatemalan Peace Accords: Critical Reflections Chapter 16 Les Femmes Aux Milles Bras: Building Peace in Rwanda Chapter 17 State-making, Peacemaking, and the Inscription of Gendered Politics into Peace: Lessons from Angola Chapter 18 Mainstreaming Gender in United Nations Peacekeeping Training: Examples from East Timor, Ethiopia, and Eritrea Chapter 19 What if Patriarchy is The Big Picture? An Afterword

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