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Gender, UN Peacebuilding, and the Politics of Space: Locating Legitimacy

Laura J. Shepherd


The United Nations is an organization founded at least in part on hope: hope for a postwar future offering security, human rights, justice, “social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.” This book documents some of the ways in which the UN engages with peacebuilding as a practice of hope, under the auspices of the UN Peacebuilding Commission that was created in 2005. Hope was part of the Commission’s foundational mandate: the hope that the Commission, as a principal actor in the UN peacebuilding apparatus, would “integrate a gender perspective into all of its work”; and the ... More

Keywords: gender, peacebuilding, UN Peacebuilding Commission, United Nations, peace, security, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199982721
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199982721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura J. Shepherd, author
Associate Professor of International Relations, University of New South Wales