Article | 2006


This article employs data gathered in Lebanon, Northern Ireland and South Africa. It reflects on three different ‘imaginings’ of security – the state security discourse, the human security discourse and a gendered security approach – with the aim of showing that security discourses are currently undergoing a process of transition which parallels that taking place in post-conflict societies around the world. This article is particularly concerned with exploring how a gendered security approach might empower women to re-imagine security in contextualized, bottom-up ways, and advocate social transformation within the broader processes of post-conflict transition.

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