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Women, Peace, and Security

Feminist Perspectives on International Security

edited by Caroline Leprince & Cassandra Steer

preface by Stéfanie von Hlatky

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Security (National & International), Gender Studies
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Greater participation by women in peace negotiations, policy-making, and legal decision-making would have a lasting impact on conflict resolution, development, and the maintenance of peace in post-conflict zones. Women, Peace, and Security lays the groundwork for this enhanced participation, drawing from insightful research by women scholars and applying a feminist lens to contemporary security issues.

This timely collection of essays promotes the adoption of a feminist framework for international security issues and presents the voices of some of the most inspiring thinkers in feminist international relations in Canada. Women, Peace, and Security provides insightful recommendations to researchers conducting fieldwork, as well as methodological insights on how to develop feminist research design in international relations and how to adopt feminist ethical considerations. Contributions include gender-based analyses of the challenges faced by the Canadian military and by families of serving members. From Canada's Famous Five to the women's marches of 2017, lessons are drawn to inform new generations of women activists, concluding with a clarion call for greater allyship with Indigenous women and girls to support decolonization efforts in Canada.

Offering a unique range of perspectives, narratives, and contributions to international relations and international law, this volume brings women's voices to the forefront of vital conversations about fundamental peace and security challenges.

About the authors

Caroline Leprince is a team lead with the Department of National Defence, Government of Canada.

Caroline Leprince's profile page

Cassandra Steer is senior lecturer at the Australian National University College of Law.

Cassandra Steer's profile page

Stéfanie von Hlatky is associate professor of political studies at Queen's University, editor of Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism: Assessing Domestic and International Strategies, and co-editor of Going to War? Trends in Military Interventions.

Stéfanie von Hlatky's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Women, Peace, and Security presents novel discussion on a variety of topics such as intersectionality in relation to women, peace, and security; feminist security studies; feminist activism; and women's empowerment in the context of security studies." Simona Sharoni, Merrimack College

“Overall, Women, Peace, and Security: Feminist Perspectives on International Security is a well-written and well-researched book that significantly contributes to international security studies. It provides valuable insights into how feminist approaches can be used to better understand and address security issues and offers practical tools and strategies for policymakers, practitioners, and activists. The book’s engagement with intersectionality and its critical reflection on the limitations of feminist theory and its application to security studies make it a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners alike.” Centre for Studies of Plural Societies

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