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Hur rekonstruerar FN en kvinnlig säkerhetsidentitet? En diskursanalys av FN:s resolution 1325

Al-Kahwati, Ellie LU (2014) STVK02 20132
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
UNSCR 1325 highlights the importance of studying the relation between identity and international policies, and could be considered an example of how constructions of international policies are made through political representations of different groups. Traditionally in security discourses, women have been portrayed as the most vulnerable group of people in times of armed conflicts. Some feminists argue that this discourse results in the peace-keeping role women are proscribed in post-conflict reconstruction. With a poststructuralist feminist approach, I have concluded that resolution 1325 reconstructs a female security identity based on the historical representation of women within security discourses. The reconstruction of a female... (More)
UNSCR 1325 highlights the importance of studying the relation between identity and international policies, and could be considered an example of how constructions of international policies are made through political representations of different groups. Traditionally in security discourses, women have been portrayed as the most vulnerable group of people in times of armed conflicts. Some feminists argue that this discourse results in the peace-keeping role women are proscribed in post-conflict reconstruction. With a poststructuralist feminist approach, I have concluded that resolution 1325 reconstructs a female security identity based on the historical representation of women within security discourses. The reconstruction of a female security identity in this policy is particularly visible through the relational conception of identity, that is, by reference to something an identity is not considered to be. In the analysis of resolution 1325, this is evidenced by the description of women as a group of vulnerable people in armed conflicts in relation to a call for greater representation of women in political decision-making. Furthermore, the reconstruction of a female security identity illustrates how acceptable knowledge is produced in the resolution. The necessity of problematizing the use of gender categories in international policies is thus demonstrated. (Less)
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author
Al-Kahwati, Ellie LU
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organization
course
STVK02 20132
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Resolution 1325, FN, policy, identitet, genus, könkonstruktioner, säkerhet, diskursanalys
language
Swedish
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4228557
date added to LUP
2014-02-04 18:46:05
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2014-09-04 08:27:44
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  abstract     = {UNSCR 1325 highlights the importance of studying the relation between identity and international policies, and could be considered an example of how constructions of international policies are made through political representations of different groups. Traditionally in security discourses, women have been portrayed as the most vulnerable group of people in times of armed conflicts. Some feminists argue that this discourse results in the peace-keeping role women are proscribed in post-conflict reconstruction. With a poststructuralist feminist approach, I have concluded that resolution 1325 reconstructs a female security identity based on the historical representation of women within security discourses. The reconstruction of a female security identity in this policy is particularly visible through the relational conception of identity, that is, by reference to something an identity is not considered to be. In the analysis of resolution 1325, this is evidenced by the description of women as a group of vulnerable people in armed conflicts in relation to a call for greater representation of women in political decision-making. Furthermore, the reconstruction of a female security identity illustrates how acceptable knowledge is produced in the resolution. The necessity of problematizing the use of gender categories in international policies is thus demonstrated.},
  author       = {Al-Kahwati, Ellie},
  keyword      = {Resolution 1325,FN,policy,identitet,genus,könkonstruktioner,säkerhet,diskursanalys},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hur rekonstruerar FN en kvinnlig säkerhetsidentitet? En diskursanalys av FN:s resolution 1325},
  year         = {2014},
}