Critical Approaches to Security: An Introduction to Theories by Laura J. Shepherd

By Laura J. Shepherd

Focusing on serious ways to defense, this new textbook deals readers either an overview of the major theoretical perspectives and a variety of methodological techniques. 

With a cautious explication of center recommendations in every one bankruptcy and an advent that strains the advance of serious techniques to protection, this textbook will inspire all those that have interaction with it to improve a interest in regards to the examine and practices of safeguard politics. not easy the assumptions of traditional theories and ways, unsettling that which was once formerly taken without any consideration – those are one of the ways that this kind of interest works. via its recognition to the truth that, and the ways that, defense concerns in worldwide politics, this paintings will either pioneer new methods of learning safeguard and recognize the noteworthy scholarship with out which it could possibly now not were suggestion.

This textbook may be crucial interpreting to complicated undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of serious safeguard experiences, and hugely urged to scholars of conventional defense reviews, diplomacy and Politics.

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Women were victims in this conflict, but they were also perpetrators. Adam Jones (2002) mentions several such women, including Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Minister of Family and Women’s Development under former President Habyarimana, ‘the first woman ever to be charged with rape as a crime against humanity’ (Landesman 2002) as a direct result of her role in inciting militia to rape Tutsi women: [O]ne of the most recognizable figures in Rwanda routinely travelled throughout Butare in a Peugeot van, using her son as her driver.

And Boyer, M. (2001) ‘Gender, Violence and International Crisis’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 45(4): 503–518. Feminist security studies 23 Carpenter, R. C. (2006) ‘Innocent Women and Children’: Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians, Aldershot: Ashgate Press. Enloe, C. (2000) Bananas, Beaches and Bases (2nd edn), London and Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Hansen, L. (2000) ‘Gender, Nation, Rape: Bosnia and the Construction of Security’, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 3(1): 55–75.

2, one relevant study suggests that the gender gap may not be that significant, with 51 per cent of women reporting at least one incidence of rape during the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo compared with 21 per cent of men ( Johnson et al. 2010: 557). When the terms of inquiry are changed from rape to ‘conflict-related sexual violence’, the percentage gap narrows even further, with 74 per cent of women and 65 per cent of men reporting that they had experienced such violation ( Johnson et al.

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