Laura J. Shepherd's Gender, UN Peacebuilding, and the Politics of Space: PDF

By Laura J. Shepherd

ISBN-10: 0199982724

ISBN-13: 9780199982721

The United countries Peacebuilding fee (UNPBC) used to be verified in December 2005 to boost outlines of top perform in post-conflict reconstruction, and to safe the political and fabric assets essential to support states in transition from clash to peacetime. at the moment, the association is fascinated by reconstruction and peacebuilding actions in six international locations. but, a 2010 evaluation by way of everlasting representatives to the United international locations came upon that the hopes of the UN peacebuilding structure "despite dedicated and committed efforts...ha[d] but to be realized." of those hopes relate to gender and gear, particularly that peacebuilding efforts combine a "gender point of view" and that the fee check with civil society, NGOs, and women's organizations.

This ebook is the 1st to provide an intensive and devoted research of the actions of the UN Peacebuilding fee with reference to either gender politics, generally conceived, and the gendered dynamics of civil society participation in peacebuilding actions. Laura J. Shepherd attracts upon unique fieldwork that she performed on the UN to argue that the gendered and spatial politics of peacebuilding not just feminizes civil society organisations, but in addition perpetuates hierarchies that privilege the overseas over the household nation-states. The publication argues that the dominant representations of ladies, gender, and civil society in UN peacebuilding discourse produce spatial hierarchies that ironically undermine the modern emphasis on "bottom-up" governance of peacebuilding activities.

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