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Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

About the Series

In this series, we aim to publish books that work with, and through, feminist insights on global politics, and illuminate the ways in which gender functions not just as a marker of identity but also as a constitutive logic in global political practices. This series welcomes scholarship on any aspect of global political practices, broadly conceived, that pays attention to the ways in which gender is central to, (re)produced in, and is productive of, such practices.

There is growing recognition both within the academy and in global political institutions that gender matters in and to the practices of global politics. From the governance of peace and security, to the provision of funds for development initiatives, via transnational advocacy networks linked through strategic engagement with new forms of media, these processes have a gendered dimension that is made visible through empirically grounded and theoretically sophisticated feminist work.

The series aims to be genuinely global in scope. We welcome submissions from scholars in/of the global South and support scholars for whom English is a second or other language through the publication process with dedicated editorial assistance. The series is also multi-disciplinary, publishing work from across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with a global aspect and political focus.

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Sexual Violence Crimes and Gendered Power Relations Bringing Justice to Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sexual Violence Crimes and Gendered Power Relations: Bringing Justice to Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

1st Edition


Bilge Sahin
October 30, 2020

This book provides a robust gendered analysis and establishes a feminist approach to international actors’ responses to sexual violence crimes in conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the impact of these global political practices on local gendered power relations. Sexual ...

Gender, Emancipation, and Political Violence Rethinking the Legacy of 1968

Gender, Emancipation, and Political Violence: Rethinking the Legacy of 1968

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Sarah Colvin, Katharina Karcher
September 30, 2020

This volume presents and interrogates both theoretical and artistic expressions of the revolutionary, militant spirit associated with "1968" and the aftermath, in the specific context of gender. The contributors explore political-philosophical discussions of the legitimacy of violence, the gender ...

Young Women and Leadership

Young Women and Leadership

1st Edition

Katrina Lee-Koo, Lesley Pruitt
June 02, 2020

Through a range of case studies in Asia and the Pacific, this edited collection highlights the extent of the unique ways in which young women lead to create change in their own lives and their communities, as well as in the structures, cultures, and institutions in which they live and work. This ...

Women, Global Protest Movements, and Political Agency Rethinking the Legacy of 1968

Women, Global Protest Movements, and Political Agency: Rethinking the Legacy of 1968

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Sarah Colvin, Katharina Karcher
January 14, 2020

This volume analyses and historicises the memory of 1968 (understood as a marker of an emerging will for social change around the turn of that decade, rather than as a particular calendar year), focusing on cultural memory of the powerful signifier '68' and women’s experience of revolutionary ...

Human Capital in Gender and Development

Human Capital in Gender and Development

1st Edition

Sydney Calkin
November 11, 2019

Human Capital in Gender and Development addresses timely feminist debates about the relationship between feminism, neoliberalism, and international development. The book engages with human capital theory, a labour economics theory associated with the Chicago School that now animates a wide range of...

Marriage Trafficking Women in Forced Wedlock

Marriage Trafficking: Women in Forced Wedlock

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Kaye Quek
November 11, 2019

This book examines the traffic in women for marriage, a phenomenon that has been largely overlooked in international efforts to address the problem of human trafficking. In contrast to current international and state-based approaches to trafficking, which tend to focus on sex trafficking and ...

The Globalization of Gender Knowledge, Mobilizations, Frameworks of Action

The Globalization of Gender: Knowledge, Mobilizations, Frameworks of Action

1st Edition

Ioana Cîrstocea, Delphine Lacombe, Elisabeth Marteu
July 09, 2019

This book provides an insightful approach to understanding the contemporary circulations of feminist repertoires and shows how the international/transnational circulations of gender are interconnected, even coextensive, with the globalization process itself. Fed by a shared reflexivity on ...

Female Combatants after Armed Struggle Lost in Transition?

Female Combatants after Armed Struggle: Lost in Transition?

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Niall Gilmartin
November 28, 2018

This book stems from a simple ‘feminist curiosity’ that can be succinctly summed up into a single question: what happens to combatant women after the war? Based on in-depth interviews with 40 research participants, mostly former combatants within the Irish Republican Army (IRA), this book ...

Gendering Peace UN Peacebuilding in Timor-Leste

Gendering Peace: UN Peacebuilding in Timor-Leste

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Sarah Smith
September 19, 2018

In 1999, after 24-years of violent military occupation by Indonesian forces, the small country of Timor-Leste became host to one of the largest UN peace operations. The operation rested on a liberal paradigm of statehood, including nascent ideas on gender in peacebuilding processes. This book ...

Gender, Governance and Feminist Analysis Missing in Action?

Gender, Governance and Feminist Analysis: Missing in Action?

1st Edition

Christine M Hudson, Malin Rönnblom, Katherine Teghtsoonian
June 05, 2017

This edited volume presents critical scholarship analysing governance practices in diverse jurisdictions in Europe and North America, at multiple scales, and in relation to several different arenas of policy and practice. The contributors address shortcomings in the mainstream literature on ...

Feminism, Prostitution and the State The Politics of Neo-Abolitionism

Feminism, Prostitution and the State: The Politics of Neo-Abolitionism

1st Edition

Eilis Ward, Gillian Wylie
March 03, 2017

This edited volume focuses on charting the rise of neo-abolitionism and offering a critique of the idea, its logics and consequences. A model of state policy which aims to abolish prostitution through legislation, Neo-abolitionism criminalises the buyer of sex but not the seller. It is currently ...

Why Women Rebel Understanding Women's Participation in Armed Rebel Groups

Why Women Rebel: Understanding Women's Participation in Armed Rebel Groups

1st Edition

Alexis Leanna Henshaw
December 19, 2016

Why Women Rebel presents a global analysis of the extent to which women are engaged in armed, organized rebellions, and why they choose to join such rebellions. Henshaw has collected and analyzed data on women’s participation in over 70 post-Cold War rebel groups. The book provides a ...

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