All-female police contingents: feminism and the discourse of armed protection

Pruitt, L 2013, 'All-female police contingents: feminism and the discourse of armed protection', International Peacekeeping, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 67-79.


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Title All-female police contingents: feminism and the discourse of armed protection
Author(s) Pruitt, L
Year 2013
Journal name International Peacekeeping
Volume number 20
Issue number 1
Start page 67
End page 79
Total pages 13
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract This article focuses on women's involvement in peacekeeping operations and the introduction in 2007 of an all-female formed police unit (FFPU). Possible benefits and challenges of deploying all-female contingents in peace operations are considered and feminist theories of international relations are drawn upon to evaluate arguments for including women in peace and security missions. Media discourses on the Indian FFPU deployed to Liberia in 2007 are analysed, revealing a potential to reshape attitudes about the role of women in peace and security, and emphasizing that femininity need not be incompatible with strength and capacity for protection.
Subject International Relations
Gender Specific Studies
DOI - identifier 10.1080/13533312.2012.761836
Copyright notice © 2013 Taylor and Francis
ISSN 1353-3312
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