Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping

Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping

by Dyan Mazurana
     
 

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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

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742581326
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/17/2005
Series:
War and Peace Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
778 KB

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.
Jane Parpart is Research Professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at McCormack Graduate School in the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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