Women, Security, South Asia: A Clearing in the Thicket

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Farah Faizal, Swarna Rajagopalan
SAGE Publications, Oct 3, 2005 - Social Science - 215 pages
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This book explores women's perspectives on matters of security and related policy, focusing on women in South Asia who are battling society, insecurity and violence in some form. The book makes three important contributions. First, it examines existing theories of security. Secondly, it goes beyond critique and narrative to seek concrete new agendas for empirical research in security studies. Finally, it brings together statistical, ethnographic and survey data.

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SWARNA RAJAGOPALAN is a Post-doctoral Fellow, Michigan State University, (James Madison College). Her research interests include nationalist and ethnic conflicts, state formation, and political development and security issues, particularly internal conflicts. She is the author of journal articles in these areas.

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