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Gender, Nationalism and Conflict Transformation

New Themes and Old Problems in Northern Ireland

By Fidelma Ashe

Routledge – 2016 – 192 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

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    978-0-415-55816-7
    October 31st 2015
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Description

This book looks at the gendering of the on-going process of conflict transformation in Northern Ireland. It aims both to document and analyze the effects of the restructuring of formal and civil society politics on gender and sexual equality. Consequently, it opens up the analysis of Northern Ireland’s political transition to feminist scrutiny at local and international levels.

The volume adopts a non-essentialist framework designed to trace the political constitution and reconstitution of gender inequities through conflict transformational processes. This theoretical orientation is informed by a mix of analysis of academic and government sources and qualitative interviews with a range of actors operating in formal political arenas and civil society organizations. Further, the book connects with the complex and diverse debates around the central categories and concepts applied in the field of gender, nationalism and conflict transformation, such as feminist analysis in the areas of gender and nationalism, women’s political representation, transitional justice, and human rights in relation to the concrete case study of Northern Ireland.

This book will be of much interest to students of gender studies, conflict transformation, ethnic conflict, peace studies and Irish politics.

Contents

Introduction Part 1: Ethno-Nationalist Conflict, Gender and Sexuality 2. Gender and Nationalism in Ireland 3. Gender, Ethnicity and Conflict Transformation Part 2: Gender, Sexuality and Political Institutions 5. Gender Equality, the Political Parties and the Assembly 6. Equality Discourses and Institutions 7. Gendering Policing and Security Part 3: Gender and Conflict Transformation in Civil Society 8. The Continuing Struggle of Women’s Groups 9. Gender, Demilitarisation and Restorative Justice 10. Gendering Forgetting and Remembering 11. Conclusion.

Name: Gender, Nationalism and Conflict Transformation: New Themes and Old Problems in Northern Ireland (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Fidelma Ashe. This book looks at the gendering of the on-going process of conflict transformation in Northern Ireland. It aims both to document and analyze the effects of the restructuring of formal and civil society politics on gender and sexual equality...
Categories: Military & Strategic Studies, Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies, Gender Studies - Soc Sci, Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies, War & Conflict Studies, Security Studies - Pol & Intl Relns, Irish Politics, Civil Wars & Ethnic Conflict