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Author Smith, Sarah.

Title Gendering Peace : Un Peacebuilding in Timor-Leste
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (187 pages)
Series Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics Ser
Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics Ser
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 Women resisting, women organising; 3 Participating women; 4 Protected women; 5 Still resisting, still organising; 6 From liberal to post-liberal peace: what's gender got to do with it?; Conclusion; List of interviews; Index
Summary In 1999, after 24-years of violent military occupation by Indonesian forces, the small country of Timor-Leste became host to one of the largest UN peace operations. The operation rested on a liberal paradigm of statehood, including nascent ideas on gender in peacebuilding processes. This book provides a critical feminist examination of the form and function of a gendered peace in Timor-Leste. Drawing on policy documents and field research in Timor-Leste with national organisations, international agencies and UN staff, the book examines gender policy with a feminist lens, exploring and developing a more complex account of 'gender' and 'women' in peace operations. It argues that gendered ideologies and power delimit the possibilities of building a gender-just peace, and contributes deep insight into how gendered logics inform peacebuilding processes, and specifically how these play out through the implementation of policy that explicitly seeks to reorder gender relations at sites in which peace operations deploy. By utilising a single case study, the book provides space to examine both international and national discourses, and contextualises its analysis of Women, Peace and Security within local histories and contexts. This book will be of interested to scholars and students of gender studies, global governance, International Relations, and security studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Gender in conflict management -- Timor-Leste
Gender in conflict management.
Peace-building -- Timor-Leste
Women and human security -- Timor-Leste
Women and human security.
Women and peace -- Timor-Leste
Women and peace.
Gender in conflict management.
Gendered Peace.
Liberal Peace.
Post-Liberal Peace.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
UN Peace Operation.
Women Peace Security Framework.
Women and human security.
Women and peace.
critical feminism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0815365195