A global South state's challenge to gendered global cultures of peacekeeping

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Abstract

This chapter explores the first all-female formed police unit (FFPU) in UN peacekeeping, deployed from India to Liberia. The FFPU has fostered important outcomes supporting the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. However, global norms that presume efforts can only be “legitimate” when conducted in ways that align with particular, Global North approaches can hinder implementation of the WPS agenda. Such norms marginalize differences that intersect with gender and influence participation. Effective implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the WPS agenda will not occur under assumptions that only some states, or only certain kinds of states, can credibly contribute; instead, a plurality of approaches is needed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRevisiting Gendered States
Subtitle of host publicationFeminist Imaginings of the State in International Relations
EditorsSwati Parashar, J. Ann Tickner, Jacqui True
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter8
Pages122-137
Number of pages16
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780190644055 , 9780190644062
ISBN (Print)9780190644048, 9780190644031
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameOxford Studies in Gender and International Relations
PublisherOxford University Press

Keywords

  • peacekeeping
  • United Nations
  • policing
  • women
  • India
  • Liberia
  • WPS

Cite this

Pruitt, L. J. (2018). A global South state's challenge to gendered global cultures of peacekeeping. In S. Parashar, J. A. Tickner, & J. True (Eds.), Revisiting Gendered States: Feminist Imaginings of the State in International Relations (1st ed., pp. 122-137). (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations). New York NY USA: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190644031.003.0008
Pruitt, Lesley J. / A global South state's challenge to gendered global cultures of peacekeeping. Revisiting Gendered States: Feminist Imaginings of the State in International Relations. editor / Swati Parashar ; J. Ann Tickner ; Jacqui True. 1st. ed. New York NY USA : Oxford University Press, 2018. pp. 122-137 (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations).
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Pruitt, LJ 2018, A global South state's challenge to gendered global cultures of peacekeeping. in S Parashar, JA Tickner & J True (eds), Revisiting Gendered States: Feminist Imaginings of the State in International Relations. 1st edn, Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations, Oxford University Press, New York NY USA, pp. 122-137. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190644031.003.0008

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Pruitt LJ. A global South state's challenge to gendered global cultures of peacekeeping. In Parashar S, Tickner JA, True J, editors, Revisiting Gendered States: Feminist Imaginings of the State in International Relations. 1st ed. New York NY USA: Oxford University Press. 2018. p. 122-137. (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations). https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190644031.003.0008