This programme interrogates gender in global politics and global governance. The emphasis throughout is critical reflection on the relationship between theory and practice. Students will acquire extensive knowledge of how gender is interrogated within the academic discipline of International Relations and how this is, in turn, related to concrete institutions and institutionalised practices at the global, regional, national and local level, including specialist agencies with a remit to promote gender equality and women's human rights and gender mainstreaming practices. The course also covers academic discourse on non-governmental organisations, transnational activist networks and social movements, in relation to the practices, politics, political strategies and advocacy work of a broad range of civil society actors.
Issues examined include: Norms, institutions and mechanisms of governance, Gender as discourse / ideology, Gender as a category in policy-making, Gendered subjectivities in global politics and governance, Social reproduction, production, consumption and economic development, Security, conflict, conflict resolution and peacekeeping and Human rights.
You will develop the following skills through this programme: Critical awareness of the relationship between theory and practice as applied to the study of governance. In-depth knowledge of the norms, institutions, networks and mechanism of gender and governance at international, regional, national and local levels. The ability to analyse debates and issues relevant to the analysis of gender, globalisation and governance, and to articulate that analysis both concisely and persuasively. The ability to analyse debates and issues relevant to the analysis of gender, globalisation and governance, and to articulate that analysis both concisely and persuasively.