The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies

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Feminist Peace Research

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Summary (Definition)

This chapter introduces the reader to feminist peace research whose analysis of the gendered continuum of violence offers key insights to the field of peace and conflict studies. Feminist thinkers have long worked with an understanding that violence and peace occur along continua that span multiple levels of analysis; they explore instances of peace- and war-making at the international level as well as at the state, group, and interpersonal levels. The approach of feminist peace research recognizes the importance of analyzing gender – but also sexuality, race, class, and other relations – as power structures within any given empirical setting....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.War StudiesSwedish Defence UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.History and Political ScienceCentenary College of LouisianaShreveportUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Johanna Mannergren Selimovic
    • 1
  1. 1.The Swedish Institute of International AffairsStockholmSweden