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Feminist IR in Europe

Knowledge Production in Academic Institutions

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Constructs a narrative about feminist IR scholarship in Europe, focusing on key thinkers, theoretical themes and the politics of location

  • Considers the sited and partial intellectual and academic contexts in which feminist IR scholarship in Europe has developed

  • Provides a sited intellectual history and sociology of the discipline from leading thinkers located in different parts of Europe

Part of the book series: Trends in European IR Theory (TEIRT)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Maria Stern, Ann E. Towns
    Pages 1-8Open Access
  3. Feminist Security Studies in Europe: Beyond Western Academics’ Club

    • Kateřina Krulišová, Míla O’Sullivan
    Pages 33-53Open Access
  4. Feminist Peace Research in Europe: A Snapshot

    • Toni Haastrup
    Pages 55-74Open Access
  5. Feminist Scholarship in Europe on the Politics of International Migration

    • Laura Cleton, Saskia Bonjour
    Pages 75-94Open Access
  6. Feminist International Political Economy in Europe

    • Özlem Altan-Olcay
    Pages 95-114Open Access
  7. Feminist Foreign Policy Studies in Europe

    • Jennifer Thomson
    Pages 115-132Open Access
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 171-174

About this book

The aim of this open access book is to take stock of, critically engage, and celebrate feminist IR scholarship produced in Europe. Organized thematically, the volume highlights a wealth of excellent scholarship, while also focusing on the politics of location and the international political economy of feminist knowledge production. Who are some of the central feminist scholars located in Europe? How might the concentration of these scholars in Northern Europe and the UK shape the contents of their scholarship? What have some of the main contributions been, in the study of the following themes: security; war and military; peace; migration; international political economy and development; foreign policy; diplomacy; and global governance and international organizations? The volume offers both an intellectual history and a sociology of feminist IR scholarship in Europe. It showcases the vitality and breadth of feminist IR traditions, while simultaneously calling attention to their partial nature, exclusions and silences.


  • Open Access
  • feminist IR
  • feminist IR theory
  • feminism in IR
  • feminist theory in international relations
  • Critical Security Studies
  • War
  • Military
  • Peace
  • peacebuilding
  • migration
  • gender
  • global governance
  • social movements
  • international organizations

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden

    Maria Stern

  • Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden

    Ann E. Towns

About the editors

Maria Stern is Professor in Peace and Development Studies at the School of Global Studies (SGS), Gothenburg University, Sweden.

Ann Towns is Professor in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Director of the GenDip program on Gender and Diplomacy, and a Wallenberg Academy Fellow.

Bibliographic Information

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