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”We need security, then freedom” - En fallstudie av kvinnors säkerhet under en konflikt

Hellerström, Rebecka LU (2015) STVK02 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to discuss and analyze women’s security during a conflict situation, this by using a case study as a method. The case chosen is the invasion and occupation of the US-led coalition of Iraq. The period of time chosen is the years 2003-2005. By using three different approaches in feminist theory; standpoint feminism, liberal feminism and postcolonial feminism, this thesis describe, discuss and analyze three different factors that had an impact on women’s security during the occupation. The factors ‘economic’, ‘political’ and ‘public safety’ are used to analyze the impact that the US-led coalition and the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) had on women’s security. The result is, that by bringing women’s need of... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to discuss and analyze women’s security during a conflict situation, this by using a case study as a method. The case chosen is the invasion and occupation of the US-led coalition of Iraq. The period of time chosen is the years 2003-2005. By using three different approaches in feminist theory; standpoint feminism, liberal feminism and postcolonial feminism, this thesis describe, discuss and analyze three different factors that had an impact on women’s security during the occupation. The factors ‘economic’, ‘political’ and ‘public safety’ are used to analyze the impact that the US-led coalition and the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) had on women’s security. The result is, that by bringing women’s need of security to the agenda in security studies and international politics, we can see that women are the ones suffering the most during a conflict by the lack of security accordingly to all these three factors. The thesis argues in favor of reconsidering how to look at conflicts, this by starting to use gender as a tool of analysis. (Less)
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author
Hellerström, Rebecka LU
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course
STVK02 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Irak, kvinnors säkerhet, Liberalfeminism, Ståndpunktsfeminism, Postkolonial feminism
language
Swedish
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5423849
date added to LUP
2015-07-13 12:13:04
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to discuss and analyze women’s security during a conflict situation, this by using a case study as a method. The case chosen is the invasion and occupation of the US-led coalition of Iraq. The period of time chosen is the years 2003-2005. By using three different approaches in feminist theory; standpoint feminism, liberal feminism and postcolonial feminism, this thesis describe, discuss and analyze three different factors that had an impact on women’s security during the occupation. The factors ‘economic’, ‘political’ and ‘public safety’ are used to analyze the impact that the US-led coalition and the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) had on women’s security. The result is, that by bringing women’s need of security to the agenda in security studies and international politics, we can see that women are the ones suffering the most during a conflict by the lack of security accordingly to all these three factors. The thesis argues in favor of reconsidering how to look at conflicts, this by starting to use gender as a tool of analysis.},
  author       = {Hellerström, Rebecka},
  keyword      = {Irak,kvinnors säkerhet,Liberalfeminism,Ståndpunktsfeminism,Postkolonial feminism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”We need security, then freedom” - En fallstudie av kvinnors säkerhet under en konflikt},
  year         = {2015},
}