Feminism and International Relations

Towards a Political Economy of Gender in Interstate and Non-Governmental Institutions

  • Sandra Whitworth

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Sandra Whitworth
    Pages 1-10
  3. Sandra Whitworth
    Pages 11-38
  4. Sandra Whitworth
    Pages 39-63
  5. Sandra Whitworth
    Pages 64-79
  6. Sandra Whitworth
    Pages 80-118
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    Pages 119-152
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    Pages 153-160
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-184

About this book


This book provides a critique of the discipline of international relations from a feminist perspective. The critique is developed, first theoretically. Then the author examines both feminist theories and theories of international relations with a view to developing an approach to world politics which incorporates an analysis of gender, and gender relations. The critique is secondly developed through the application of the notion of gender to the activities of two international institutions, the International Parenthood Federation and the International Labour Organisation.


feminism gender international relations organization politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Sandra Whitworth
    • 1
  1. 1.York UniversityOntarioCanada

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