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Keeping the peace: gender, geopolitics and global governance interventions

Henry, Marsha (2019) Keeping the peace: gender, geopolitics and global governance interventions. Conflict, Security and Development, 19 (3). pp. 263-268. ISSN 1478-1174

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Identification Number: 10.1080/14678802.2019.1608021

Abstract

This contribution examines who and what constitute peacekeeping, and how this exacerbates gendered and geopolitical inequalities. While the number and distribution of peacekeepers (boots on the ground) is highly dependent upon Global South men and Global North money, peacekeeping appears to be more gender-friendly and truly globally representative. Despite significant transformations in the nature of peacekeeping operations, it appears that many of the more recent changes, such as introducing more female peacekeepers, has done very little to change the patriarchal and colonial culture of peacekeeping. This article exposes the perpetuation of inequalities and suggests that such interventions need to be critically examined in more detail.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 King's College London
Divisions: IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
Gender Studies
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2019 09:51
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 00:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101060

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