Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

Series Editor: Laura J. Shepherd

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.

  • Feminism, Prostitution and the State

    The Politics of Neo-Abolitionism

    Edited by Eilis Ward, Gillian Wylie

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-03-21 
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    Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

  • Why Women Rebel

    Understanding Women's Participation in Armed Rebel Groups

    By Alexis Leanna Henshaw

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-12-27 
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    Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

  • Masculinity and New War

    The gendered dynamics of contemporary armed conflict

    By David Duriesmith

    This book advances the claims of feminist international relations scholars that the social construction of masculinities is key to resolving the scourges of militarism, sexual violence and international insecurity. More than two decades of feminist research has charted the dynamic relationship…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03
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    Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics