GRAD > GGHS > 712
Gender and Human Security
Drawing on examples from across the globe, this course will explore how attention to gendered assumptions and hierarchies can refine and deepen our understandings of the way conflict, violence and (in)security are affecting everyday life, communities, societies, and regions in different parts of the world. The course will develop skills in gender analysis, and use them to evaluate the impact of culturally-specific gendered assumptions and practices on state security and realist thinking, the "new wars" of the post-Cold War period, the emergence of human security with its focus on freedom from fear and want, and the critical reactions to this move. The course aims to move beyond established approaches to security, including human security, and to develop a more gender- sensitive analysis of theory, policy and practices seeking to address (in) security issues in our increasingly complex, unequal and global world.