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Engendering (in)security in peace support operations

Higate, Paul and Henry, Marsha (2004) Engendering (in)security in peace support operations. Security Dialogue, 35 (4). pp. 481-498. ISSN 1460-3640

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Abstract

This article contributes towards ongoing debates on gender, security and post-conflict studies. Its focus is on the activities of male peace-keepers and their gendered relations with women and girls. Against the backdrop of the peacekeeping economies in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone, we focus on the consequences of male peacekeepers’ construction and enactment of masculinity (and masculinities) on the security of local women. We conclude by suggesting that a deeper understanding of gender relations and security in peacekeeping contexts is necessary for any policy intervention in post-conflict settings

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://sdi.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2004 PRIO
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Research centres and groups > Gender Institute
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 11:49
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31473/

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