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Feminist Politics and the Use of Force: Theorising Feminist Action and Security Council Resolution 1325

Heathcote, Gina (2011) 'Feminist Politics and the Use of Force: Theorising Feminist Action and Security Council Resolution 1325.' Socio-legal Review, 7 .

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Abstract

This article reflects on the ten-year anniversary of ‘Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security’ (hereinafter, “Resolution 1325”). The article contextualises the Security Council’s approach within feminist legal thinking, using Resolution 1325 as a springboard for increased feminist conversations on the recurrent themes of essentialism, victim feminism and praxis. It is argued that feminist action in the Security Council should extend these debates. To this end, the article concludes with reflection on the possibility of force to save women, arguing that this fourth axis of feminist debate be taken up with some urgency by feminist scholars and activists.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Centre for Gender Studies
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
ISSN: 09735216
Depositing User: Gina Heathcote
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 15:17
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/13161

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