Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations

2nd Edition

Laura J. Shepherd

Routledge
Published July 15, 2014
Textbook - 480 Pages - 34 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415715218 - CAT# Y155859

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Summary

Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Gender Matters in Global Politics is a comprehensive textbook for advanced undergraduates studying feminism & international relations, gender and global politics and similar courses. It provides students with an accessible but in-depth account of the most significant theories, methodologies, debates and issues.

This textbook is written by an international line-up of established and emerging scholars from a range of theoretical perspectives, and brings together cutting-edge feminist scholarship in a variety of issue areas.

Key features and benefits of the book:

  • Introduces students to the wide variety of feminist and gender theory and explains the relevance to contemporary global politics
  • Explains the insights of feminist theory for a range of other disciplines including international relations, international political economy and security studies
  • Addresses a large number of key contemporary issues such as human rights, trafficking, rape as a tool of war, peacekeeping and state-building, terrorism and environmental politics
  • Features detailed pedagogical tools and resources – seminar exercises, text boxes, photographs, suggestions for further reading, web resources and a glossary of key terms
  • New chapters on - Environmental politics and ecology; War; Terrorism and political violence; Land, food and water; International legal institutions; Peacebuilding institutions and post-conflict reconstruction; Citizenship; Art, aesthetics and emotionality; and New social media and global resistance.
    • This text enables students to develop a sophisticated understanding of the work that gender does in policies and practices of global politics.

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