1 Understanding Gender in Security Debates 1
2 Gendered Militarization and Militarism 24
3 Gender in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding 64
4 A Gendered Understanding of Terrorism 94
5 Human Security and Gender 131
6 Gender, Security, and Environment 165
Conclusion: Th e Contributions of Gender Lenses to Security 198
Winner of the Choice award for Outstanding Academic Title
"Through a vast review of the security literature, Detraz makes an excellent case for the greater understanding and incorporation of gender in security studies."
LSE Review of Books
"An essential read for every IR and feminist scholar and student seeking deeper understandings of current events in the field."
Central European Journal of International and Security Studies
"Should be a key text for students of security studies. It is also a powerful introduction for gender scholars to understand how security discourses not only use, but also create, particular constructions of gender."
Feminist & Women's Studies Association Blog
"International Security and Gender is a complex and critical overview of the field of gender and security, which familiarizes readers with the field in a fair and even-handed manner and provides forward-looking challenges to the field's research agendas."
Laura Sjoberg, University of Florida
"Nicole Detraz’s book presents a comprehensive and well-written introduction to what it means to approach international security through gendered lenses. A highly valuable contribution to the current security debate, it shows persuasively the central place of gender. Convincingly, it argues that security studies miss something crucial when gender remains invisible in debates on militarization, peacebuilding, terrorism, as well as human, environmental, and climate security. It urges students to enlarge the scope of security and question key concepts, while also suggesting ways toward change and emancipation."
Annica Kronsell, Lund University
"In an essential contribution to the growing field of feminist security studies, Detraz shows impeccably how asking feminist questions about a range of security issues leads us to understand the gendered aspects of vulnerabilities and threats, ultimately helping to formulate reflexive, rather than simplistic, policies to bring about human emancipation."
Catia Cecilia Confortini, Wellesley College
- Security is a complex concept with multiple meanings, yet its gendered dimensions have so far been unjustly neglected
- This expert analysis surveys the entire field of security studies in terms of gender politics
- Ranging across such areas as terrorism, human security and environmental security, Nicole Detraz reevaluates our received ideas about a wide array of contemporary crises
- This book will be essential reading for students and scholars in politics and international relations, as well as for policymakers