Gender in International Relations: Feminist Perspectives on Achieving Global Security

  • Citation: Tickner, J. Anne. Gender in International Relations: Feminist Perspectives on Achieving Global Security. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
    • Topics:
    • Conflict and Security
    • Reframing IR and Development
    • Keywords:
    • international relations
    • feminist perspectives
    • gender
    • national security
    • economic security
    • ecological security
    • global security

Gender in International Relations extends and applies a variety of contemporary feminist perspectives to the phenomenon of international relations. Demonstrating how a feminist perspective changes and expands our view of the global system, Tickner explores the ways in which the world economy has differentially rewarded men and women and reexamines the gender implications of modern mankind’s domination over nature. Tickner’s review of gender differences in political, military, economic, and ecological relations offers a new view of the insecurities faced by women and men in world politics. Her feminist reconceptualization of security recasts recent theoretical efforts in international relations to construct more adequate security arrangements, both comprehensive and common.

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