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Gendered Agency in War and Peace

Gender Justice and Women's Activism in Post-Conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • Conceptualises and systematically explores the notion of ‘gendered agency’ in peacebuilding contexts

    Explores the gender politics of post-war justice from the perspective of both policymakers and beneficiaries

    Produces cutting-edge research which will challenge dominant discourses on peace and justice

Part of the book series: Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies (RCS)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

About this book

This book examines how gendered agency emerges in peacebuilding contexts. It develops a feminist critique of the international peacebuilding interventions, through a study of transitional justice policies and practices implemented in Bosnia & Herzegovina, and local activists’ responses to official discourses surrounding them. Extending Nancy Fraser’s tripartite model of justice to peacebuilding contexts, the book also advances notions of recognition, redistribution and representation as crucial components of gender-just peace. It argues that recognising women as victims and survivors of conflict, achieving a gender-equitable distribution of material and symbolic resources, and enabling women to participate as agents of transitional justice processes, are all essential for transforming the structural inequalities that enable gender violence and discrimination to materialise before, during, and after conflict. This study establishes a new avenue of analysis for understanding responses and resistances to international peacebuilding, by offering a sustained engagement with feminist social and political theory.

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Agency
  • War
  • Peace
  • Justice
  • Women
  • Activism
  • Post-Conflict
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Peacebuilding
  • Feminism
  • Nancy Fraser
  • Wartime Sexual Violence

Authors and Affiliations

  • Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

    Maria O’Reilly

About the author

 Maria O’Reilly is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London, UK. Her research explores the gender politics of post-conflict peacebuilding interventions, and examines the extent to which these practices provide gender justice and security in the aftermath of violent conflict. 

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eBook USD 89.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-352-00145-7
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)