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Handbook on Gender in World Politics

Edited by Jill Steans, Senior Lecturer in International Relations Theory, University of Birmingham, UK and Daniela Tepe-Belfrage, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Liverpool, UK
The Handbook on Gender in World Politics is an up-to-date, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary compendium of scholarship in gender studies. The text provides an indispensable reference guide for scholars and students interrogating gender issues in international and global contexts. Substantive areas covered include: statecraft, citizenship and the politics of belonging, international law and human rights, media and communications technologies, political economy, development, global governance and transnational visions of politics and solidarities.
Extent: 512 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78347 061 7
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • International Relations
  • Gender Politics
The Handbook on Gender in World Politics serves as a compendium of cutting-edge scholarship on gender in world politics across a number of academic disciplines. It encompasses the key research areas in the field to provide readers with a gateway to further study.

Featuring leading experts writing from diverse perspectives, this Handbook focuses on women as a category of analysis, overarching concepts of masculinities, sexualities, LGBT rights and transgender identities. The chapters discuss issues of statecraft, citizenship and the politics of belonging, international law and human rights, media and communications technologies, political economy, development, global governance and transnational visions of politics and solidarities.

Students and scholars of gender and international relations and gender in world politics will find this Handbook to be an indispensable guide to the subject. It will also be of interest to practitioners in the field looking to pave the way for new policies and regulations.
‘As the study of gender expands across disciplines and engages disparate methods, handbooks as comprehensive and accessible as this one become invaluable resources for students and scholars alike. Covering diverse and timely topics, the entries are consistently up-to-date, well-referenced and clearly articulated. This comprehensive survey reveals not only the range, depth and diversity of scholarship featuring “gender in world politics” but also the centrality of gender across the expanse of personal, local, national and global issues.’
– V. Spike Peterson, University of Arizona, US

‘This handbook would be useful for undergraduate and graduate students alike, as it covers more nuanced topics but gives the reader the tools to delve further should they wish.’
– Reference Reviews
Contributors: A.M. Agathangelou, N. Al-Ali, K. Alexander, D.K. Barker, A. Biricik, E. Boris, K.E. Brown, C. Brunner, D. Buss, G. Caglar, T. Carver, H. Charlesworth, C. Chinkin, A.K. Darkwah, A. den Boer, P. Drumond, A.C. Drury, R.C. Eichenberg, C. Eschle, E.A. Foster, J. Freedman, P. Griffin, C. Harrington, J. Hearn, P. Higate, C. Hoskyns, V.M. Hudson, R. Jacobson, J.S. Jaquette, J. Joachim, T.A.M. Johnson, J. Kantola, H.M. Kinsell, P. Kirby, E. Kofman, B. Maiguashca , C. Masters, L. McLeod, S. Parashar, D. Peksen, Z. Pflaeger Young, N. Pratt, E. Prügl, S.M. Rai, B.M. Read, A. Roberts, C. Rowley, J. Russel, L.J. Shepherd, A. Sisson Runyan, L. Sjoberg, N. Smith, J. Steans, M. Stern, D. Tepe-Belfrage, J. True, H.M. Turcotte, T.P. van der Weide, H. Weber, A.T. Wibben, G. Youngs, M. Zalewski, S. Zimmermann, S. Zwingel
Contents

1. Introduction
Jill Steans and Daniela Tepe-Belfrage

2. Still Engaging from the Margins?
J. Ann Tickner

PART I EXAMPLES OF APPROACHES AND METHODS
3. Gender as a Variable in International Relations Research
Andrea den Boer

4. Feminist Historical Materialist and Critical Theory
Adrienne Roberts

5. Poststructuralist Feminism in World Politics
Maria Stern

6. Reworking Postcolonial Feminisms in the Sites of IR
Anna M. Agathangelou and Heather M. Turcotte

7. Masculinities in International Relations
Paul Kirby

8. Sex, Gender and Sexuality
Terrell Carver

9. Feminist Methodologies and World Politics
Annick T.R. Wibben

PART II THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY AND BELONGING
10. The Gendered State in International Relations
Johanna Kantola

11. Gender and Citizenship
Jeff Hearn and Alp Biricik

12. Gender and Democratization
Jane S. Jaquette

13. Is Identity Politics Compatible with the Pursuit of Global Justice?
Kirsty Alexander and Catherine Eschle

14. Transnational Feminist Politics: A Concept that has Outlived its Usefulness?
Bice Maiguashca

15. Is a Transnational Feminist Solidarity Possible?
Swati Parashar

16. Gender, Protest and Political Transition in the Middle East and North Africa
Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt

PART III INTERNATIONAL LAW
17. Gender and International Law
Hilary Charlesworth

18. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Christine Chinkin

19. LGBTI Rights: The International Context
Toni A.M. Johnson

20. International Criminal Courts
Doris Buss

21. “With all the Respect Due to Her Sex”: Gender and International Humanitarian Law
Helen M. Kinsella

22. Refugees and Asylum
Jane Freedman

23. NGOs, Feminist Activism and Human Rights
Jutta Joachim

PART IV GENDERED VIOLENCE
24. The Gender of Violence in War and Conflict
Laura Sjoberg

25. Conflict-related Sexual violence
Paula Drumond

26. Female Suicide Bombing
Claudia Brunner

PART V PEACE AND SECURITY
27. Gender and Security
Jenny Russell and Valerie M. Hudson

28. Gender Difference in Attitudes Towards Global Issues
Richard C. Eichenberg and Blair M. Read

29. Economic Sanctions and Women’s Status in Target Countries
A. Cooper Drury and Dursun Peksen

30. The Securitisation of Human Rights
Katherine E. Brown

31. Feminist Security Studies
Laura J. Shepherd

32. The Women Peace and Security Resolutions: UNSCR 1325 to 2122
Laura McLeod

33. Peacekeeping
Carol Harrington

34. Solving the Problem of Men and Masculinities in the Private Military and Security Industry
Paul Higate

35. Gender, Peace Activism and Anti-militarisation
Ruth Jacobson

PART VI GLOBAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
36. Gender and Popular Culture
Christina Rowley

37. Cinema and Film
Cristina Masters

38. New Media and Communications
Gillian Youngs

39. Computer Games and the Reinforcement of Gender Gaps
Varun Pande, Theo P. van der Weide and Rekha Pande

PART VII POLITICAL ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT
40. Feminist Political Economy
Penny Griffin

41. Gender in Global Restructuring
Anne Sisson Runyan

42. Gender and Migration
Eleonore Kofman

43. The Global Political Economy of Sex Work
Nicola Smith

44. Gender and Development
Zoe Pflaeger Young

45. Globalisation, Development and the Empowerment of Women: The Case of African Traders
Akosua K. Darkwah

46. Social Reproduction – The Achilles Heel of Feminist Transformation?
Shirin M. Rai and Catherine Hoskyns

PART VIII GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
47. Gender in International Governance
Gülay Caglar, Elisabeth Prügl, and Susanne Zwingel

48. What is Feminist Economics?
Drucilla K. Barker

49. The IMF, Structural Adjustment and Poverty Reduction
Arne Ruckert

50. Gender and Microfinance/microcredit
Heloise Weber

51. The International Labour Organization and the Gender of Work
Eileen Boris and Susan Zimmermann

52. Gender and Sustainable Development
Emma A. Foster

PART IX CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS
53. How Effective is Gender Mainstreaming in International Peace and Security Policymaking?
Jacqui True

54. Conjoined, Complex and “Forgotten” Worlds: Gender in World Politics
Marysia Zalewski

Index