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Feminist International Relations

  • Elisabeth Prügl (a1)

Feminist international relations is situated uneasily within a subfield of political science, on the one hand, and within an interdisciplinary literature on globalization, on the other. Emerging in the 1990s from a critique of the realist and rationalist IR canon, feminist IR research has diversified considerably, including different lines of theoretical and empirical inquiry and drawing on a range of methods. Different emphases emerge in three fields – feminist security studies, feminist international political economy, and feminist work on international governance.

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Agathangelou, Anna M. 2006. The Global Political Economy of Sex: Desire, Violence, and Insecurity in Mediterranean Nation States. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Bedford, Kate. 2009. Developing Partnerships: Gender, Sexuality and the Reformed World Bank. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Çaglar, Gülay. 2009. Engendering der Makroökonomie und Handelspolitik: Potenziale transnationaler Wissensnetzwerke. [Engendering macroeconomics and trade policy: Potentials of transnational knowledge networks.] Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
Caprioli, Mary. 2005. “Primed for Violence: The Role of Gender Inequality in Predicting Internal Conflict.” International Studies Quarterly 49: 161–78.
Caprioli, Mary, and Boyer, Mark. 2001. “Gender, Violence, and International Crisis.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 45: 503–18.
Caraway, Teri L. 2005. “The Political Economy of Feminization: From ‘Cheap Labor’ to Gendered Discourses of Work.” Politics & Gender 1 (September): 399429.
Chowdhry, Geeta, and Nair, Sheila, eds. 2002. Power, Postcolonialism and International Relations: Reading Race, Gender and Class. London: Routledge.
Cohn, Carol. 2008. “Mainstreaming Gender in UN Security Policy: A Path to Political Transformation.” In Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives, ed. Rai, Shirin M. and Waylen, Georgina. Houndsmill: Palgrave, 185206.
Daly, Mary. 2005. “Gender Mainstreaming in Theory and Practice.” Social Politics 12 (Fall): 433–50.
Hooper, Charlotte. 2001. Manly States: Masculinities, International Relations, and Gender Politics. New York: Columbia University Press.
Hudson, Heidi. 2009. “Peacebuilding Through a Gender Lens and the Challenges of Implementation in Rwanda and Côte d'Ivoire.” Security Studies 18 (2): 287318.
Kunz, Rahel. 2010. “The ‘Making Women Productive’ Strategy: Uncovering Gender Sightings, Sites, and Resistances to Global Restructuring in Rural Mexico.” In Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites and Resistances, 2d ed., ed. Marchand, Marianne H. and Runyan, Anne Sisson. New York: Routledge.
Leiby, Michele L. 2009. “Wartime Sexual Violence in Guatemala and Peru.” International Studies Quarterly 53 (2): 445–68.
Ling, L. H. M. 2002. Postcolonial International Relations: Conquest and Desire Between Asia and the West. Houndsmill: Palgrave.
MacKenzie, Megan. 2009. “Securitization and Desecuritization: Female Soldiers and the Reconstruction of Women in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone.” Security Studies 18 (2): 241–61.
Marchand, Marianne H., and Runyan, Anne Sisson, eds. 2010. Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites and Resistances. New York: Routledge.
Melander, Erik. 2005. “Gender Equality and Interstate Armed Conflict.” International Studies Quarterly 49 (December): 695714.
Merry Engle, Sally. 2006. Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law into Local Justice. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Moser, Caroline, and Moser, Annalise. 2005. “Gender Mainstreaming Since Beijing: A Review of Success and Limitations in International Institutions.” In Mainstreaming Gender in Development: A Critical Review, ed. Porter, Fenella and Sweetman, Caroline. Oxford: Oxfam, 1122.
Peterson, V. Spike. 2003. A Critical Rewriting of Global Political Economy: Integrating Reproductive, Productive and Virtual Economies. London: Routledge.
Prügl, Elisabeth. 2008. “Gender and the Making of Global Markets: An Exploration of the Agricultural Sector.” In Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives, ed. Rai, Shirin M. and Waylen, Georgina. Houndsmill: Palgrave, 4363.
Prügl, Elisabeth. 2009. “Does Gender Mainstreaming Work? Feminist Engagements with the German Agricultural State.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 11 (May): 174–95.
Rai, Shirin, and Waylen, Georgina, eds. 2008. Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives. Houndsmill: Palgrave.
Schwenken, Helen. 2010. “Migrant Women: Negotiating Rights and Recognition in the Political and Legal Framework of the European Union.” In Diversity in the European Union, ed. Prügl, Elisabeth, and Thiel, Markus. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 7793.
Sjoberg, Laura. 2006. Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq: A Feminist Reformulation of Just War Theory. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Sjoberg, Laura. 2010. “Gendering Power Transition Theory.” In Gender and International Security: Feminist Perspectives, ed. Sjoberg, L.. London: Routledge, 83102.
Sjoberg, Laura, and Gentry, Caron E.. 2007. Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women's Violence in Global Politics. London: Zed Books.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. 2009. “Trick or Treat? The UN and Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security.” Global Governance 15: 539–57.
Wadley, Jonathan D. 2010. “Gendering the State: Performativity and Protection in International Security.” In Gender and International Security: Feminist Perspectives, ed. Sjoberg, Laura. London: Routledge, 3858.
Waylen, Georgina. 2004. “Putting Governance into the Gendered Political Economy of Globalization.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 6 (December): 557–78.
Wilcox, Lauren. 2009. “Gendering the Cult of the Offensive.” Security Studies 18 (2): 214–40.
Wilcox, Lauren. 2010. “Explosive Bodies: Suicide Bombing as an Embodied Practice and the Politics of Abjection.” Presented at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New Orleans.
Wöhl, Stefanie. 2008. “Global Governance as Neo-liberal Governmentality: Gender Mainstreaming in the European Employment Strategy.” In Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives, ed. Rai, Shirin M. and Waylen, Georgina. Houndsmill: Palgrave 6483.
Youngs, Gillian. 2007. Global Political Economy in the Information Age: Power and Inequality. London: Routledge.
Zalewski, Marysia. 2010. “ ‘I Don't Even Know What Gender Is’: A Discussion of the Connections between Gender, Gender Mainstreaming and Feminist Theory.” Review of International Studies 36: 327.
Zwingel, Susanne. 2010. “Translating International Women's Rights: CEDAW in Context.” Presented at conference on Gender Politics in International Governance, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
Zwingel, Susanne. N.d. “How Do Norms Travel? Theorizing International Women's Rights in Transnational Perspective.” International Studies Quarterly. Forthcoming.
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