Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations

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Laura J. Shepherd
Taylor & Francis, Dec 15, 2009 - Political Science - 440 pages
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Gender Matters in Global Politics is a comprehensive textbook for advanced undergraduates studying feminism & international relations, gender and global politics and similar courses. It provides students with an accessible but in-depth account of the most significant theories, methodologies, debates and issues.

This textbook is written by an international line-up of established and emerging scholars from a range of theoretical perspectives, providing students with provocative and cutting-edge insights into the study and practices of (how) gender matters in global politics.

Key features and benefits of the book:

  • Introduces students to the wide variety of feminist and gender theory and explains the relevance to contemporary global politics.
  • Explains the insights of feminist theory for a range of other disciplines including international relations, international political economy and security studies.
  • Addresses a large number of key contemporary issues such as human rights, trafficking, rape as a tool of war, peacekeeping and state-building, terrorism and environmental politics.
  • Features extensive pedagogy to facilitate learning seminar exercises, text boxes, photographs, suggestions for further reading, web resources and a glossary of key terms.

In this innovative and groundbreaking textbook gender is represented as a noun, a verb and a logic, allowing both students and lecturers to develop a sophisticated understanding of the crucial role that gender plays in the theories, policies and practices of global politics.

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About the author (2009)

Laura J. Shepherd is a Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), University of Birmingham. She teaches and researches in the areas of gender politics, international relations and critical security studies.

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