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WPS as evolving and contested terrain: a review of new directions

Holvikivi, Aiko ORCID: 0000-0001-7901-1105 and Smith, Sarah ORCID: 0000-0001-9314-9194 (2020) WPS as evolving and contested terrain: a review of new directions. Women, Peace and Security (28 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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In the WPS agenda’s twentieth anniversary year, New Directions brings academics, practitioners and activists into conversation in a book that demonstrates the evolutionary breadth and depth of WPS policy and scholarship. In the introduction to the volume, Soumita Basu, Paul Kirby and Laura Shepherd sketch the contours of the WPS agenda as something broader than the text of the policy frameworks that United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 instigated. They characterise the agenda as the focal point of a WPS community and as a site of political investments, demands and disavowals. The editors position the book in the “new politics of WPS…in relation to geographical, temporal and institutional scales” (p. 2) and map, as much as can be done, the trajectory of WPS in scholarly and policy fields: beginning as a feminist activist agenda at the margins of international security, to a policy agenda ingratiated in the ‘masculine’ space of the Security Council, to an agenda that is diffused outside of the politics of the Security Council in local and other institutional spaces (pp. 5-6).

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: PhD Academy
Gender Studies
IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 11:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:52

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