Feminism in International Security Discourses
In: PolisReflects 1(1), pp. 54-71
Council (UNSC) resolution 1325 on women, peace and
security (WPS), this thesis contributes to understanding the
current discursive role of feminism in international security
discourses. In a qualitative content analysis of the 8649th
meeting of the UNSC on WPS, I analyse how women’s/equal
participation in peace and security is discursively presented
and reproduced. This happens through three main rationales
which lay the ground for diverse sub-arguments, namely:
rights-based, instrumentalist, and transformative arguments.
Concerned by a strong dominance of instrumentalist
arguments in the WPS discourse, I pledge for a discursive
shift towards a rights-based and transformative thinking of
women’s/equal participation in peace and security.
Participation, Discourse Analysis