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Windows of Opportunity: How Women Seize Peace Negotiations for Political Change

Miriam J. Anderson


This book illustrates how women’s advocacy groups seize peace negotiations to reconfigure their role in the state. Women’s groups overcome many challenges to gain access to peace talks and ensure women’s rights are included in peace agreements. They do this by forming advocacy groups based on a gender-based identity to transcend the divisions of the conflict, framing the peace negotiations as forums where their interests are at stake, and, when necessary, working with transnational feminist allies. The book offers both a cross-national overview of women’s references in 195 peace agreements sig ... More

Keywords: peace negotiations, peace agreements, women, liberal peace, norm diffusion, conflict, Burundi, Northern Ireland, Macedonia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190239534
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miriam J. Anderson, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ryerson University