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Genus och FN: s fredsbevarande operationer: en studie av de fredsbevarande operationerna i Namibia och Kosovo
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.

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Ekonomiska institutionen , 2005. , 48 p.
Keyword [sv]
FN, genus, fredsbevarande operationer
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-4518ISRN: LIU-EKI/SKA-D--05/014--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-4518DiVA: diva2:20638
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