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Palgrave Macmillan

Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality and Collective Security

ISBN 9781137400208
Publication Date September 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Thinking Gender in Transnational Times

Security Council resolution 1325 was a landmark in collective security, making the link between women's security and international peace and security. This book argues it is time to rethink the way the women, peace and security framework has impacted on peacekeeping, gender equality and collective security, drawing lessons from past practices and re-framing gender perspectives. From the hyper visibility of sexual violence to strategies for 'counting the women', this book considers the limitations of the contemporary women, peace and security agenda. It urges for a renewed structure that returns to the anti-militarist agenda associated with feminist thinking and one that recognises and responds to women's diversity and takes seriously the dangers of pursing peace through the Security Council.

Gina Heathcote is Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK. She is author of The Law on the Use of Force: a Feminist Analysis.
Dianne Otto is Professor and Francine V McNiff Chair in Human Rights at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality and Collective Security: An Introduction; Dianne Otto and Gina Heathcote
1. The Grip of Sexual Violence: Reading UN Security Council Resolutions on Human Security; Karen Engle
2. Participation, Gender and Security; Gina Heathcote
3. Shaming the State: Sexual Offences by UN Military Peacekeepers and the Rhetoric of Zero Tolerance; Róisín Burke
4. The Road to (and from) 'Recovery': A Multidisciplinary Feminist Approach to Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding; Laura J. Shepherd
5. Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: Linking Women, Peace and Security in the Pacific; Sharon Bhagwan Rolls
6. Gender and Transnational Police Reform: Lessons from the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands; Stephanie Cousins
7. Beyond Stories of Victory and Danger: Resisting Feminism's Amenability to Serving Security Council Politics; Dianne Otto
8. Security Council Resolution 1325: A Tool for Conflict Prevention?; Felicity Ruby
9. Increasing Women's Presence in Peacekeeping Operations: The Rationales and Realities of 'Gender Balance'; Olivera Simić
PART IV: SILENCES 10. Systematic Silencing: Addressing Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath; Chloé Lewis
11. Security Council Resolution 1325: Age and Gender in Conflict and the Future of Feminist Activism; Cara Gleeson, Sharna de Lacy, May Maloney and Fiona McAlpine
12. The Political Economy of Gender in UN Peacekeeping; Jacqui True
13. Concluding Remarks: Establishing Common Ground between Feminism and the Military; Judith Gardam and Dale Stephens

Sharon Bhagwan, FemLINKPACIFIC, Fiji
Róisín Burke, National University of Ireland
Stephanie Cousins, University of Melbourne, Australia
Karen Engle, University of Texas School of Law, US
Judith Gardam, University of Adelaide, Australia
Cara Gleeson, Australian National University, Australia
Sharna de Lacy, Deakin University, Australia
Chloé Lewis, University of Oxford, UK
Fiona McAlpine, RMIT, Australia
May Maloney, Save the Children, Australia
Felicity Ruby, Advisor, Australia
Jacqui True, Monash University, Australia
Olivera Simić, Griffith University, Australia
Laura J. Shepherd, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dale Stephens, Adelaide Law School, Australia


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