Genus och FN: s fredsbevarande operationer: en studie av de fredsbevarande operationerna i Namibia och Kosovo
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
The purpose of this essay is to examine the United Nation’s work and structure to find possible factors that can explain why some peacekeeping operations have achieved to mainstream a gender perspective, when others have not. This study is based on two cases; the peacekeeping operation in Namibia and the peacekeeping operation in Kosovo.
The theory I have chosen to apply is feminism, a theory that allows an alternative explanation to this phenomenon. The conclusion is that there are three decisive factors: The leadership and its will to recruit female personnel to decision-making positions, the number of female employees and whether the peacekeeping operation cooperates with local women-organisations or not. All this is of great importance whether the institutional hegemonic masculine culture within the United Nation and its peacekeeping operations, is challenged or not.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2005. , 48 p.
FN, genus, fredsbevarande operationer
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-4518ISRN: LIU-EKI/SKA-D--05/014--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-4518DiVA: diva2:20638