Gender and Sovereignty: Feminism, the State and International Relations

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 16, 2001 - Philosophy - 228 pages
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Gender and Sovereignty seeks to reconstruct the notion of sovereignty in post-patriarchal society. Sovereignty is linked to emancipation, and an attempt is made to free both concepts from the static characteristics which derive from the Enlightenment and an uncritical view of the state. To reconstruct sovereignty, we must look beyond the state. Sovereignty, analysed in relational terms, becomes aligned with autonomy and self-determination in a world in which men and women can only be sovereign when they empower one another.

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This book does a good job of engaging with the existing feminist IR literature. His argument was cogent, but ultimately I felt that it relied to heavily on his somewhat unconventional definitions of ... Read full review

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JOHN HOFFMAN is Professor of Political Theory, Department of Politics at the University of Leicester. His research interests include the state, sovereignty, feminism and Marxism. He is the author of Beyond the State (1995) and Sovereignty (1998).