Feminism: Seeing Gender in Global Politics

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the meaning of gender and moves to discussing the study of gender, generally and in the discipline of IR specifically. It then explores the contribution of feminist work to the study of global politics, as both a whole field of “feminist IR” and then as different feminisms uniquely. After laying that groundwork, the chapter briefly discusses feminist contributions to two major areas in IR: security and political economy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Your IR Theory Toolbox
Subtitle of host publicationAn Introduction to Understanding World Politics
EditorsEric Leonard
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRowman & Littlefield
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7425-6744-3
ISBN (Print)978-0-7425-6742-9, 978-0-7425-6743-6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018


  • feminism
  • feminist IR
  • gender
  • international relations

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