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Post-conflict Governance

Security, Gender and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Need for a "Woman Question" When Engaging in Reconstruction

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Kfir, Isaac. 2012. “Security, Gender and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Need for a ‘Woman Question’ When Engaging in Reconstruction.” Texas Journal of Women and the Law 22 (1): 71–112.

 

Author: Isaac Kfir

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In the field of post-conflict reconstruction, gender-related issues are mostly analyzed through a legal or a development paradigm. These conditions, coupled with a general disinclination by the international community—the industrialized, western countries—to challenge cultural norms, whether real or imagined, allows for a security-first and/or a security-development nexus to take precedence regarding post-conflict reconstruction. This paper advances the argument that by viewing gender issues as existential to the security of a state transitioning out of conflict, as opposed to viewing gender as a development or a legal issue, makes it possible to engage in real reconstruction, which means addressing the gender bias that dominates many societies. 

 

Topics: Development, Gender, Gender Mainstreaming, Governance, Post-conflict Governance, International Law, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Security

Year: 2012

Gendered Transformations of State Power: Masculinity, International Intervention, and the Bosnian Police

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Helms, Elissa. 2006. “Gendered Transformations of State Power: Masculinity, International Intervention, and the Bosnian Police.” Nationalities Papers 34 (3): 343–61. doi:10.1080/00905990600766651.

 

Author: Elissa Helms

Topics: Economies, Gender, Gender Analysis, Gendered Discourses, Gendered Power Relations, Governance, Post-conflict Governance, International Organizations, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Regions: Europe, Balkans, Eastern Europe Countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Year: 2006

"Ellen Is Our Man:" Perceptions of Gender in Postconflict Liberian Politics

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Garnett, Tanya Ansahta. 2016. “‘Ellen Is Our Man:’ Perceptions of Gender in Postconflict Liberian Politics.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 18 (1): 99–118. doi:10.1080/14616742.2015.1125648.

Author: Tanya Ansahta Garnett

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This article examines the nature of shifting gender roles in Liberia's postconflict reconstruction process. Specifically, it investigates the ways in which political authority is gendered and the agency that women in politics employ to justify their participation as they attempt to reduce gender inequalities at the institutional level. I argue that the intervention of the international community has been instrumental in providing space and resources for gender mainstreaming, however in the absence of more in-depth intersectional analyses of gender dynamics, the unintended consequences of peacebuilding policies could hinder the sustainability of long-term peace. This article is based on a qualitative research country study conducted by the author in rural and urban Liberia following the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. A discussion of key findings is exemplified with excerpts from key informant interviews and focus group discussions that seek to give voice to a cross-section of Liberians, so that they can contribute to the ongoing debate on gender mainstreaming in postconflict societies and bridge the gap between local and international discourses.

Keywords: Liberia, gender, postconflict, women;s political representation, peacebuilding

Topics: Civil Society, Gender, Women, Gender Mainstreaming, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Governance, Elections, Post-conflict Governance, Peacebuilding, Political Participation, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Liberia

Year: 2016

Indonesian Women and Local Politics: Islam, Gender and Networks in Post-Suharto Indonesia

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Dewi, Kurniawati Hastuti. 2015. Indonesian Women and Local Politics: Islam, Gender and Networks in Post-Suharto Indonesia. Kyoto CSEAS Series on Asian Studies 14. NUS Press and Kyoto University Press. http://nuspress.nus.edu.sg/products/indonesian-women-and-local-politics.

Author: Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi

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In an important social change, female Muslim political leaders in Java have enjoyed considerable success in direct local elections following the fall of Suharto in Indonesia. Indonesian Women and Local Politics shows that Islam, gender, and social networks have been decisive in their political victories. Islamic ideas concerning female leadership provide a strong religious foundation for their political campaigns. However, their approach to women's issues shows that female leaders do not necessarily adopt a woman's perspectives when formulating policies. This new trend of Muslim women in politics will continue to shape the growth and direction of democratization in local politics in post-Suharto Indonesia and will color future discourse on gender, politics, and Islam in contemporary Southeast Asia.
 
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Topics: Democracy / Democratization, Gender, Women, Governance, Post-conflict Governance, Political Participation, Post-Conflict, Religion Regions: Asia, Southeast Asia Countries: Indonesia

Year: 2015

Gender, Sexuality, and Politics: Rethinking the Relationship Between Feminism and Sandinismo in Nicaragua

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Heumann, Silke. 2014. “Gender, Sexuality, and Politics: Rethinking the Relationship Between Feminism and Sandinismo in Nicaragua.” Social Politics 21 (2): 290. doi:10.1093/sp/jxu004.

Author: Silke Heumann

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This paper revisits the historical relationship between Sandinismo and Feminism in Nicaragua, to explain the increasing antagonism between them. Drawing on the personal accounts of women's rights, sexual rights, and reproductive rights activists who participated in the Sandinista Revolution and movement, I show that the current conflict -- far from being a radical break with the past -- can be traced to antagonisms that have long existed within the Sandinista movement. The Sandinista leadership actively mobilized an anti-feminist discourse that marginalized sexual and reproductive rights from the revolutionary struggle. By constructing feminism as antagonistic to the revolution and forcing a split in loyalties, this discourse produced complex processes of (self)disciplining and (self)silencing. The article seeks to highlight the complexity of these processes and the internal dilemmas they produced. It questions not only the primacy of the economic or material sphere over issues of gender and sexuality, but also the very division of these into different spheres of experience and politics.

Keywords: political leadership, gender, sexuality, feminism, reproductive health

Topics: Feminisms, Gender, Women, Governance, Post-conflict Governance, Health, Reproductive Health, Political Participation, Post-Conflict, Rights, Human Rights, Women's Rights Regions: Americas, Central America Countries: Nicaragua

Year: 2014

Modernising Women and Democratisation After the Arab Spring

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Moghadam, Valentine M. 2014. "Modernising Women and Democratisation After the Arab Spring." The Journal of North African Studies 19 (2): 137-42

Author: Valentine M. Moghadam

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What has the Arab Spring meant to women, and women's rights, in the region? Three years after the mass social protests of January and February 2011, when and where can we expect the promises of democracy and equality, and the revolutionary spirit of unity and purpose, to be realised? This Foreword offers a stock-taking of events and possible future directions, with a focus on prospects for a women-friendly democratisation.

Keywords: Arab Spring, democratisation, women, women's rights, women's movements

Topics: Armed Conflict, Democracy / Democratization, Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Governance, Post-conflict Governance, Post-Conflict, Rights, Women's Rights Regions: Africa, MENA, North Africa, Asia, Middle East Countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen

Year: 2014

Naga Women Making a Difference: Peace Building in Northeastern India

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Manchanda, Rita. 2005. “Naga Women Making a Difference: Peace Building in Northeastern India.” Institute for Inclusive Security

 

Author: Rita Manchanda

Keywords: conflict prevention, negotiation, mediation

Topics: Coloniality/Post-Coloniality, Conflict Prevention, Gender, Governance, Post-conflict Governance, Nonviolence, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Peace Processes, Post-Conflict, Violence Regions: Asia, South Asia

Year: 2005

Gender Relations and Development in a Weak State: The Rebuilding of Afghanistan

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Riphenburg, Carol J. 2003. “Gender Relations and Development in a Weak State: The Rebuilding of Afghanistan.” Central Asian Survey 22 (2-3): 187–207. doi:10.1080/0263493032000157726.

Author: Carol J. Riphenburg

Topics: Democracy / Democratization, Development, Gender, Women, Governance, Post-conflict Governance, Nationalism, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Religion, Terrorism, Tribe Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Afghanistan

Year: 2003

Lives in Times of Conflict: Locating Women and Accountability of the State in Kashmir

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Sapna K Sangra. 2011. “Lives in Times of Conflict: Locating Women and Accountability of the State in Kashmir.” International Journal or Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 6 (5): 51.

 

Author: Sapna K Sangra

Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Wars, Ethnic/Communal Wars, Citizenship, Combatants, Gender, Women, Girls, Governance, Post-conflict Governance, Peacekeeping, Rights, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Security Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: India

Year: 2011

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