Accessible and student-friendly, Global Gender Politics analyzes the gendered divisions of power, labor, and resources that contribute to the global crises of representation, violence, and sustainability. The author emphasizes how hard-won attention to gender and other related inequalities in world aff airs is simultaneously being jeopardized by new and old authoritarianisms and depoliticized through reducing gender to a binary and a problem-solving tool in global governance. The author examines gendered insecurities produced by the pursuit of international security and gendered injustices in the global political economy and sees promise in transnational struggles for global justice.
In this new re-titled edition of a foundational contribution to the fi eld of feminist International Relations, Anne Sisson Runyan continues to examine the challenges of placing inequalities andresisting injustices at the center of global politics scholarship and practice through intersectional and transnational feminist lenses. This more streamlined approach includes more illustrations and discussions have been updated to refl ect current issues. To provide more support to instructors and readers, Global Gender Politics is accompanied by an e-resource, which includes web resources, suggested topics for discussion, and suggested research activities also found in the book.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction: Gender and Global Politics
2 Gendered Lenses on Global Politics
3 Gender and Global Governance
4 Gender and Global Security
5 Gender and Global Political Econom
6 Engendering Global Justice
Anne Sisson Runyan is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, where she directs a Political Science doctoral concentration in Feminist Comparative and International Politics and holds an affi liation with the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, which she formerly headed. Her other books include Gender and Global Restructuring (two editions) and Feminist (Im)Mobilities in Fortress(ing) North America .
"Global Gender Politics opens at the centre of today’s most pressing political questions, it asks how a growing consensus around the importance of gender can happen alongside the rise of right-wing authoritarianisms and backlash, and it offers sophisticated yet accessible analytical tools to understand both ‘gender’ and ‘global politics’. It is a must-read for students at all levels." - Sandra Whitworth, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean, York University Toronto, Canada
"Anne Runyan is one of the foremost feminist analysts of the workings (often insidious) of gender injustices in today’s globalized economies. "Global Gender Politics" is sure to inform, engage and energize our students." - Cynthia Enloe, author of The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging Persistent Patriarchy
"Global Gender Politics is a fantastic resource for students, scholars, practitioners and anyone interested in the global workings of gender. Complex concepts are discussed and illustrated in super accessible ways, but crucially without any dilution of the serious, political, intellectual and epistemological messages. A tour de force combining current issues and wide-ranging theory. Fabulous." - Marysia Zalewski, Professor of International Relations, Cardiff University, UK
"Global Gender Politics is a must-have resource for students and researchers alike looking to understand the wide variety of ways in which gender matters in global politics. It is rich but accessible, complex but fascinating – a great guide!" - Laura Sjoberg, University of Florida, USA