The Significance of Security

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Dina Francesca Haynes and Naomi Cahn

in On the Frontlines

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780195396645
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918416 | DOI:
The Significance of Security

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This chapter first examines how gender is relevant to conceptions of security before exploring some of the differing meanings of security in post-conflict settings. It then unmasks the roles that gender and gendering play in security, showing how post-conflict security priorities accord with masculine conceptualizations of safety, and critiquing the state-centric approach which focuses on public violence. Finally, it suggests a new paradigm for future efforts at security that affects, and effects, equity between gendered concepts of how to manage safety.

Keywords: gender roles; gendering; gendered security; post-conflict settings; safety; public violence

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Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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