Women and Gender Perspectives in the Military: An International Comparison (Paperback)

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By Robert Egnell (Editor), Mayesha Alam (Editor), Melanne Verveer (Foreword by)
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Women and Gender in the Military compares the integration of women; gender perspectives; and the women, peace, and security agenda into the armed forces of eight countries plus NATO and United Nations peacekeeping operations. This book brings a much needed cross-national analysis of how militaries have or have not improved gender balance, what has worked and what has not, and who have been the agents for change. The country cases examined are Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Australia, and South Africa. Despite increased opportunities for women in the militaries of many countries and wider recognition of the value of including gender perspectives to enhance operational effectiveness, progress has encountered roadblocks even nearly twenty years after United Nations's Security Council Resolution 1325 kicked off the women, peace, and security agenda. Robert Egnell, Mayesha Alam, and the contributors to this volume conclude that there is no single model for change that can be applied to every country, but the comparative findings reveal many policy-relevant lessons as well as advance scholarship about women and gendered perspectives in the military.

About the Author

Robert Egnell is a professor of military sociology and head of the Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership at the Swedish Defence University. He is the author or coauthor of several books including Complex Peace Operations and Civil-Military Relations, and Counterinsurgency in Crisis.Mayesha Alam was formerly associate director of Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security and is now a doctoral candidate in political science at Yale University. She is the author of Women and Transitional Justice: Progress and Persistent Challenges in Retributive and Restorative Processes.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781626166264
ISBN-10: 1626166269
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2019
Pages: 278
Language: English

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