Innocent Women and Children: Gender Norms and the Protection of Civilians

Innocent Women and Children: Gender Norms and the Protection of Civilians

by R. Charli Carpenter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754647455

ISBN-13: 9780754647454

Pub. Date: 08/30/2006

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Examining the influence of gender constructs on the international regime protecting war-affected civilians, R. Charli Carpenter examines how in practice
belligerents, advocates and humanitarian players interpret civilian immunity so as to leave adult civilian men and older boys at grave risk in conflict zones.

Arguing that in order to understand the way in

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Overview

Examining the influence of gender constructs on the international regime protecting war-affected civilians, R. Charli Carpenter examines how in practice
belligerents, advocates and humanitarian players interpret civilian immunity so as to leave adult civilian men and older boys at grave risk in conflict zones.

Arguing that in order to understand the way in which laws of war are implemented and promoted in international society, we must understand how gender ideas affect the principle of civilian immunity, the author provides a wealth of ground breaking case studies. Each demonstrates the importance of assumptions about gender relations in shaping international politics, and in developing a framework for incorporating an attention to gender into the often gender-blind scholarship on international norms. As such this book will be of interest both to international relations theorists and to human rights scholars, students and activists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754647454
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/30/2006
Series:
Gender in a Global/Local World Series
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : gender, norms and the protection of civilians1
2Gendered innocence : the concept of the "civilian" in international society25
3Implementing the civilian immunity norm : three "gender sub-norm" effects55
4Advocating for civilians : gender discourse in transnational human rights networks91
5Protecting civilians in conflict zones : evacuation operations in the former Yugoslavia131
6"Un-gendering" civilian protection, engendering change163

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