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Are Men Still Missing? The Marginalisation of Feminism and Gender in IR

Are Men Still Missing? The Marginalisation of Feminism and Gender in IR

When students are introduced to IR, they need to be introduced to the concept of feminism as more than just an add-on idea to consider after they have tackled and understood the “real” IR theories of realism and liberal internationalism.

The ‘Missing’ Men of International Relations

The ‘Missing’ Men of International Relations

It is rather rare for international relations to be seen from a gender perspective. Just as the state is still often represented as gender-neutral, so too usually are relations between states and other aspects of IR.

Depletion: The Costs of Unpaid Domestic Work

Depletion: The Costs of Unpaid Domestic Work

How is it possible to know if the non-recognition of the value of domestic work undermines the possibilities for achieving gender justice?

Working Toward Female Representation in the UK Parliament

Working Toward Female Representation in the UK Parliament

Women have changed the face of the UK parliament in recent years and shown they are a real force to be reckoned with. However, despite progress, it is still nowhere near reflecting the percentage of women in the country.

The Amazon, the Rhetor, and the Priest: Feminism, Politics and Religion

The Amazon, the Rhetor, and the Priest: Feminism, Politics and Religion

The Amazons of ancient Greek myth were a warrior people, but more than this, they were female warriors whose world was dominated by and for women. This article entertains the iconicity of the Amazon, Rhetor and priest, speaks to how such representation shapes interaction between each of them, and finally demonstrates how representations of and tensions between these narratives play out in our social body

Fixing Gender in International Politics

Fixing Gender in International Politics

There a palpable sense of both exuberance and excitement in recent developments in gender and international politics. Though I use the word gender, this still tends to end up meaning women; I wonder why this is, especially as scholarly texts distinctly and convincingly explain that gender is not just about women. And though this is surely true, the idea doesn’t seem to stick, or at least stick where we want it to.

Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Empowerment

Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Empowerment

Despite growth, women continue to constitute only 19% of all parliamentarians worldwide. Quotas are a diverse set of measures that can reach the political agenda for both feminist and non-feminist reasons, leading to diverse effects on the election and empowerment of women. Whilst necessary, more systematic research is needed in order to determine their impact on women as a group.

Global Householding: the Good, the Bad, and the Uncomfortable

Global Householding: the Good, the Bad, and the Uncomfortable

Households are an enduring feature of human history. They are the building blocks of social formations in every era and at all scales: from small communities to the global economy. Feminists have produced an extensive body of research on households. But like domestic labor within households, this work rarely appears in mainstream accounts of economics, politics, or international relations (IR).

Gender Matters in International Relations

Gender Matters in International Relations

Whether the issue at hand is security, global governance, nuclear proliferation, peacebuilding or international law, feminist scholars have written extensively about (how) gender matters in global politics and, further, argued that paying analytical attention to gender allows us a range of insights that ‘gender-blind’ approaches do not access.

Beyond Gender? A New Minister for a Transformative Post-Lisbon Agenda

Beyond Gender? A New Minister for a Transformative Post-Lisbon Agenda

Contemporary social discourses are relegating the need to keep fighting for gender equality, mistakenly thinking that perhaps ‘addressing’ gender is the same as ‘normalising’ gender politics. It is against this landscape that Lady Catherine Ashton becomes the first High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

A Fledgling Movement: Women and the Iranian election

A Fledgling Movement: Women and the Iranian election

This round of Iran’s pre-election politics was marked by the full-force entry of the Iranian women’s movement onto the political scene with a well-thought-out strategy that has mobilized many change-seeking individuals and groups within civil society.

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