Accessibility navigation


FEMINIST INSTITUTIONALISM

Holmes, G. (2019) FEMINIST INSTITUTIONALISM. In: Oksamytna, K. and Karlsrud, J. (eds.) United Nations Peace Operations and International Relations Theory. Manchester University Press, Manchester. (In Press)

[img] Text - Accepted Version
· Restricted to Repository staff only
· The Copyright of this document has not been checked yet. This may affect its availability.

381kB

It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

Abstract/Summary

Feminist Institutionalism aims to understand and explain how power is distributed within institutions. As a political project, Feminist Institutionalism seeks to disrupt existing power settlements within institutions and facilitate change by identifying and challenging institutional barriers that sustain gender inequalities and other forms of discrimination. This chapter explores how Feminist Institutionalism (FI) contributes to explaining how peacekeeping is a gendered enterprise in the context of the global racialised and classed power relations that underscore the contemporary international security system. The chapter first discusses the key assumptions of Feminist Institutionalism and considers how the theory can help explain why contemporary peace operations take the shape that they do. Applying an FI approach to the study of institutional change and institutional reproduction, the chapter then examines how the implementation of gender equality initiatives in the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) impact on the way in which female military peacekeepers from Ghana are deployed to UN peace operations. Two institutional barriers that are known to prevent women’s meaningful participation in peace operations are examined: recruitment processes and deployment criteria.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
ID Code:86471
Uncontrolled Keywords:Feminist Institutionalism, Gender equality, Security Sector Reform, Peacekeeping, Military, Institutions, Ghana Armed Forces
Publisher:Manchester University Press

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation