The Great Illusion: Women in the Military

Authored by: Martin van Creveld

Categories: Peace Support Operations
Sub-Categories: National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Region: No Region
Year: 2000
Citation: Van Creveld, Martin. "The Great Illusion: Women in the Military." Millennium: Journal of International Studies 29, no. 2 (2000): 429–442.

Access the Resource:

Executive Summary

This article outlines a theory of what affects the degree and nature of women’s participation in the armed forces throughout history and across nations. It argues that women’s combat forces are related to national security situations, military technology, military accession policies, demographic patterns, cultural values regarding gender, and structural patterns of gender roles.