Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

Gendered Agency in War and Peace

Gender Justice and Women's Activism in Post-Conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina

Authors: O’Reilly, Maria

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  • Conceptualises and systematically explores the notion of ‘gendered agency’ in peacebuilding contexts
  • Explores the gender politics of post-war justice from the perspective of both policymakers and beneficiaries
  • Produces cutting-edge research which will challenge dominant discourses on peace and justice
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This book examines how gendered agency emerges in peacebuilding contexts. It develops a feminist critique of the international peacebuilding interventions, through a study of transitional justice policies and practices implemented in Bosnia & Herzegovina, and local activists’ responses to official discourses surrounding them. Extending Nancy Fraser’s tripartite model of justice to peacebuilding contexts, the book also advances notions of recognition, redistribution and representation as crucial components of gender-just peace. It argues that recognising women as victims and survivors of conflict, achieving a gender-equitable distribution of material and symbolic resources, and enabling women to participate as agents of transitional justice processes, are all essential for transforming the structural inequalities that enable gender violence and discrimination to materialise before, during, and after conflict. This study establishes a new avenue of analysis for understanding responses and resistances to international peacebuilding, by offering a sustained engagement with feminist social and political theory.

About the authors

 Maria O’Reilly is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London, UK. Her research explores the gender politics of post-conflict peacebuilding interventions, and examines the extent to which these practices provide gender justice and security in the aftermath of violent conflict. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-34

    O’Reilly, Maria

  • Contextualising Gendered Agency in War and Peace: Gender Justice and Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective

    Pages 35-62

    O’Reilly, Maria

  • Gender Justice in Transition: Gendered Agency in War and Peace

    Pages 63-98

    O’Reilly, Maria

  • “The Triumph of Justice”? Examining Official Discourse on Transitional Justice

    Pages 99-138

    O’Reilly, Maria

  • “Justice Does Not Come”: Gendered Agency and Activism Around Wartime Sexual Violence in BiH

    Pages 139-178

    O’Reilly, Maria

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-352-00144-0
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Softcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gendered Agency in War and Peace
Book Subtitle
Gender Justice and Women's Activism in Post-Conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-352-00145-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-352-00145-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-352-00144-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95804-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 326
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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