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Humanitarian Intervention and Gender Dynamics

Heathcote, Gina (2016) 'Humanitarian Intervention and Gender Dynamics.' In: Cahn, Naomi and Haynes, Dina and Ni Aolain, Fionnuala and Valji, Nahla, (eds.), Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

The intervention of military force to resolve a humanitarian crisis, such as the Security Council authorised intervention in Libya in 2011, raises a host of questions regarding the usefulness of military force to secure humanitarian goals. Within the discipline of international law, however, debates have centred on the legality of interventions under international law as a response to humanitarian crises. Considerably less attention has been given to the usefulness of a military intervention in resolving complex emergency situations, the gendered consequences of interventions or the gendered model that humanitarian interventions deploy. In this chapter I analyse the nexus between the gendered effects and gendered practice of humanitarian intervention, identifying a need for collective security strategies that attend to the politics of everyday and the necessity of working in concert to disrupt these gendered dynamics.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Gina Heathcote
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 15:30
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/18906

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