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140372 SE VM1 / VM7 - Gender as a governing code in and organising principle of World Politics (2016W)

Continuous assessment of course work
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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 06.10. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 13.10. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 20.10. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 27.10. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 03.11. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 10.11. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 17.11. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 24.11. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 30.11. 18:00 - 20:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 01.12. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 15.12. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 12.01. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 19.01. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Thursday 26.01. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)

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Aims, contents and method of the course

1. Students get to know different theoretical approaches in International Relations and learn about the contributions of Feminism to the field of IR.
2. Students will gain knowledge of new concepts and identify important topics in Feminist IR.
3. Students gain comprehensive insight into conflict and peace research and international development from a gender perspective.
4. Students will be able to explain the relationship between local-national- global, private - public, international - personal, political and economic power from a feminist perspective.

This course will explore core questions in Feminist International Relations. How are the paradigms and concepts of the main theories in International Relations gendered? How will our understanding of international relations change if we apply a gender perspective? Which concepts and methodologies have scholars of Feminist IR developed? Additionally to the discussion of different feminist theoretical approaches, the participants will become familiar with central debates of the discipline of IR, gender perspectives on conflict and peace research as well as on international development. We will discuss central topics like the concept of security, women`s participation in armed conflict and in post-conflict peacebuilding, the implementation of United Nations S/RES/1325 (2000) and its consecutive resolutions dealing with Women, Peace, and Security. Another part will deal with development, transnational feminism, the World Conferences on Women and Women`s Rights as Human Rights.

Assessment and permitted materials

Grades will be based on your performance on the student presentations, final paper, assignments related to the reading material and active contribution to class discussions. In order to pass the course and receive grading all requirements have to be fulfilled.
Student presentation: 15%
Assignments related to reading material: 15%
You have to write five commentaries (max. 2 pages each). These consist of an abstract (half a page) and a commentary on the chosen article and should reflect a critical understanding of the reading.
Research Proposal: 10 % The research proposal will be presented and discussed in the last two sessions.
Final paper: 60% The research papers should have a minimum length of 20 pages (6500 words).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Gülay, Caglar/Prügl, Elisabeth/Zwingel, Susanne (eds.) (2013): Feminist Strategies in International Governance. New York: Routledge
Hawkesworth, Mary (2012): Political Worlds of Women. Activism, Advocacy, and Governance in the Twenty-First Century. Boulder: Westview Press.
Harcourt, Wendy (2009): Body Politics in Development. Critical Debates in Gender and Development. London/New York: Zed Books.
Peterson, Spike (2012): Rethinking Theory. Inequalities, informalization and feminist quandaries. In: International Feminist Journal of Politics, 14 (1), 5-17.
Shrinin, Rai/Waylen, Georgina (eds.) (2014): New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy. New York: Routledge,
Shepherd, Laura (ed.) (2010): Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations. New York: Routledge,
Sisson Runyan, Anne/Peterson, Spike (2013): Global Gender Issues in the New Millennium. Westview Press, 4th edition.

Association in the course directory

VM1, VM7

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