Global Gender Issues in the New Millennium  book cover
4th Edition

Global Gender Issues in the New Millennium

ISBN 9780813349169
Published December 1, 2015 by Routledge
358 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $48.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Global Gender Issues in the New Millennium argues that the power of gender works to help keep gender, race, class, sexual, and national divisions in place despite increasing attention to gender issues in the study and practice of world politics. Accessible and student-friendly for both undergraduate and graduate courses, authors Anne Sisson Runyan and V. Spike Peterson analyze gendered divisions of power and resources that contribute to the worldwide crises of representation, violence, and sustainability. They emphasize how hard-won attention to gender equality in world affairs can be co-opted when gender is used to justify or mystify unjust forms of global governance, international security, and global political economy.In the new and updated fourth edition, Runyan and Peterson examine the challenges of forging transnational solidarities to de-gender world politics, scholarship, and practice through renewed politics for greater representation and redistribution. Yet they see promise in coalitional struggles to re-radicalize feminist world political demands to change the downward conditions of women, men, children, and the planet. Updated to include framing questions at the opening of each chapter, discussion questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, and updated data on gender statistics and policymaking. Chapters One and Two have also been revised to provide more support to readers with less of a background in gender politics. Case studies and web resources are now also provided.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Gender and Global Issues

The Intersectional Study of Gender

Gender as a Lens on World Politics

Gender and Global Issues

Gender and Global Crises

Gender Gains: Re-Positionings of Women and Men in World Politics

Global Crises: Re-Masculinizations of World Politics

Mapping the Book

2 Gendered Lenses on World Politics

How Lenses Work and Why They Matter

The "Power of Gender"

The Power of Gender as a "Meta-Lens" in World Politics

Feminist World Politics Lenses

Global Gendered, Racialized, and Sexualized Divisions of Power, Violence, and Labor and Resources

3 Gender and Global Governance

Feminist Approaches to Politics

Women Actors in Global Governance

Barriers to Women’s Participation in Global Governance

Institutionalizing Global Gender Equality

Neoliberal Governmentality and the New Global Politics of Gender Equality

Women in Politics versus Feminist Politics

4 Gender and Global Security

Feminist Approaches to Security

Gendered Security

Women, Militaries, and Political Violence

Men, Militaries, and Gender Violence

Gendered Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding

(De)Militarizing Feminism

Disarming Security

5 Gender and Global Political Economy

Feminist Approaches to Global Political Economy

Women, Gender, and Development

Anatomies of Neoliberal Globalization

Women, Gender, and Neoliberal Globalization

Gendered Financialization

Gendered Resources

Gendered Divisions of Resources

Toward Resisting Neoliberalism

6 Gendered Resistances

Feminist Resistance Politics

Toward De-Gendering World Politics

View More



Anne Sisson Runyan, University of Cincinnati, USA.

V. Spike Peterson, University of Arizona, USA.