Gender, International Relations, and the Development of Feminist Security Theory

  • Citation: Blanchard, Eric M. "Gender, international relations, and the development of feminist security theory." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 28.4 (2003): 1289-1312.
    • Topics:
    • IR Theories
    • Keywords:
    • feminist security theory (FST)
    • structured violence
    • gendered insecurity

In this article, the A examines feminist visions of the notion of security. Separated from major international issues, feminists have been able to develop a set of notions that diverge from the usual conceptions existing in international relations. The A reviews here the different visions of security, state, violence, war and peace as well as social representations linked to gender such as militarization or masculinity.

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