To what extent, and how, can women's movements influence the international political agenda? The contributors to this book explore the impacts women have made in development theory and practice, conflict management, and the conceptualization and politics of human rights. They reflect on whether the traditionally male-defined discipline of international relations has taken on board feminist thinking and address various questions including: is the radical potential of social movements and feminist critiques being lost as entry points into national or international politics are opened up?; has today's feminist scholarship become isolated from women's movements and politics?; and what are the differences in perspective and political positions between women in the north and in the south?
This welcome addition to feminist international studies provides a timely critique of feminist engagement with bureaucratic agencies...highly recommended--J.G. Everett, Choice
"Just when so many feminists inside and outside of universities are becoming intimately engaged in relationships with state and international agencies, along come Marianne Braig, Sonja Woelte and their global contributors not just raising the flags of warning, but suggesting what we can do to be involved without succumbing to cooptation." "--"Cynthia Enloe, author of "Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives"
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