Women, Civil Society and the Geopolitics of Democratization

By Denise M. Horn

© 2010 – Routledge

144 pages

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About the Book

Over the past decade, democratization and civil society promotion became key variables in preserving global security and the liberal economic market. This book examines the prevalence of democratization policies as a hegemonic geopolitical tool; these policies represent a concerted political effort in which civil society organizations are manipulated through funding strategies. Denise Horn offers a fresh, innovative feminist-constructivist perspective by arguing that Western gender norms—i.e. those norms that determine degrees of participation within civil society—inform the policies of hegemonic powers and transform the foundations of civil society in transitional states. This powerful volume will be of interest to students and scholars in Gender and Women’s Studies, Political Science, and International Relations.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Constructing Gender and Democratization Within a Framework of Geopolitics 1. Gentle Invasions: Creating Pro-American and Pro-European Spaces for Global Democracy 2. Gentle Invasions and the Development of Civil Society in Transitional States 3. Post-Soviet US and EU Foreign Policy: Exploiting the Tools of Democratization Part 2: Case Studies: Gentle Invasions and the Newly Independent States 4. Setting the Agenda: US and Nordic Gender Policies in the Estonian Transition to Democracy 5. Constructing Agency: Civil Society and Gender Identity in Moldova 6. Gentle Invasions: Universally Applicable or Culturally Specific?

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Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies