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Women and Gender Perspectives in the Military : An International Comparison, Paperback / softback Book

Women and Gender Perspectives in the Military : An International Comparison Paperback / softback

Edited by Robert Egnell, Mayesha Alam


Women and Gender Perspectives 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 crossnational 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 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 while advancing scholarship about women and gendered perspectives in the military.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 278 pages, 2 Tables, unspecified
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Peace studies & conflict resolution
  • ISBN: 9781626166264



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