International Security and Gender

TitleInternational Security and Gender
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDetraz, Nicole
Number of Pages255
PublisherPolity Press
CityCambridge, UK
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In this book, the author explores the broad terrain of security studies through a gender lens. Assumptions about masculinity and femininity play important roles in how we understand and react to security threats. By examining issues of militarization, peacekeeping, terrorism, human security, and environmental security, the book considers how the gender-security nexus pushes us to ask different questions and broaden our sphere of analysis. Including gender in our analysis of security challenges the primacy of some traditional security concepts and shifts the focus to be more inclusive. This book demonstrates that security debates exhibit gendered understandings of key concepts, and whilst these gendered assumptions may benefit specific people, they are often detrimental to others, particularly in the key realm of policy-making.

URLhttps://www.wiley.com/en-us/International+Security+and+Gender-p-9780745663050
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