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Advances in Feminist Geography

Nicole Laliberte, Kate Driscoll Derickson and Lorraine Dowler.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Geography; Politics and Sexuality. 14436 words.

Geography and international studies are both deeply rooted in masculinist, imperialist, and patriarchal ways of viewing the world. However, over the past 20 years, the increase in the...

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Conflict Resolution: Feminist Perspectives

Simona Sharoni.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution; Politics and Sexuality. 11637 words.

The academic study of conflict resolution was born as as a critique of mainstream International Relations (IR), which explains why feminist theory and conflict resolution share many things...

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Democracy, Democratization, and Gender

Georgina Waylen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 12579 words.

Democracies and the processes surrounding recent transitions to democracy are gendered in a variety of ways. Recently, feminist scholars have questioned the exclusionary ways in which...

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Feminism, Activism, and Scholarship in Global Context

Nancy A. Naples and Nikki McGary.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 11825 words.

The histories of women’s studies and feminist scholarship reveal the lack of distinction between feminist activism and feminist scholarship. The term “feminism” consists of multiple...

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Feminism and Gender Studies in International Relations Theory

Jacqui True.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 10302 words.

Feminist theories of international relations have thrived over the past decade as evidenced by the many and varied feminist contributions to the international relations field. At the same...

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Feminism and the Politics of Difference

Maria O’Reilly.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

January 2012; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 14494 words.

Feminist scholars and practitioners have challenged—and sought to overcome—gendered forms of inequality, subordination, or oppression within a variety of political, economic, and social...

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Feminisms Troubling the Boundaries of International Relations

Christine Sylvester.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 11626 words.

A constant source of concern for feminists working in International Relations (IR) has been the field’s implied or stated boundaries. During the first ten years of its existence (roughly...

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Feminist Contributions and Challenges to Peace Studies

Catia Cecilia Confortini.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 13924 words.

Many women across the world have addressed issues of peace and war since antiquity, from Christine de Pizan and Jane Addams to Betty Reardon and Elise Boulding. Although a few feminist...

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Feminist Ethics in International Relations

Brooke Ackerly and Ying Zhang.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Philosophy; Politics and Sexuality. 8446 words.

The study of feminist ethics in international relations (IR) is the study of three topics. The first is the feminist contributions to key topics in international ethics and the research...

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Feminist Perspectives on Foreign Policy

Anne-Marie D'Aoust.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

January 2012; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 14844 words.

Foreign policy analysis (FPA) deals with the decision-making processes involved in foreign policy-making. As a field of study, FPA overlaps international relations (IR) theory and...

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Feminist Perspectives on Human Rights

Laura Parisi.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Human Rights; Politics and Sexuality. 15090 words.

Feminism has provided some new perspectives to the discourse on human rights over the years. Contemporary feminist scholarship has sought to critique the liberalism on which the conception...

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Feminist Perspectives on the Environment

Sonalini  Sapra.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

January 2012; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 9413 words.

The field of gender and environmental studies deals with the ways that gender roles shape the access to and management of resources. From being dominated by old debates on whether the earth...

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Feminist Security Studies

Laura J. Shepherd.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality; Security Studies. 12775 words.

In challenging conventional conceptualizations of the human subject, the state, and the international system, early feminist security studies (FSS) offered new ways to think about security...

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Feminist Security Theorizing

Laura Sjoberg and Jillian Martin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality; Security Studies. 15198 words.

The question “where are the women?” essentially underlies feminist international relations (IR). During the late 1980s and early 1990s, feminist scholars critiqued mainstream IR theories...

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“Feminist” Theoretical Inquiries and “IR”

Anna M. Agathangelou and Heather M. Turcotte.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 17180 words.

Feminist international relations (IR) theories have long provided interventions and insights into the embedded asymmetrical gender relations of global politics, particularly in areas such...

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Foreign Intervention and Violence Against Women

Janet Elise Johnson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Foreign Policy; Politics and Sexuality. 10725 words.

Violence against women represents the most popular gender related issue for global women’s activists, international development agencies, and human rights advocates. Although state...

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Gender and Global Security

Valerie Hudson, R. Charli Carpenter and Mary Caprioli.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality; Security Studies. 11492 words.

It is not only gender ambiguity that is securitized in the international arena, but femininity as well. Some scholars argue that conflict over what women are and what they should do is...

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Gender and Governance

Annica Kronsell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 15521 words.

Gender has been conceptualized in various ways in the mainstream governance literature and critical feminist work. The relationship between the concepts of gender and governance can be...

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Gender and the Global Political Economy

Penny Griffin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 11785 words.

Feminist and gendered interventions in the discipline of international political economy (IPE) traces the constitutive and causal role that gender plays in the diverse forms, functions, and...

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Gender and the State

Natalie Florea Hudson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

December 2013; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Sexuality. 9881 words.

One of the main arguments advanced by feminists is that we must move beyond adding women to existing structures and institutions, and focus more on the theoretical, cognitive, and even...

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