Gender in Global Perspective

Module code: PL7531

This module investigates the ways in which gender matters to the structures, practices and theorising of global politics. It critically interrogates core concepts in the study of international politics and international relations – including war, security and peace, globalisation, human rights, and democracy and governance - from the perspective of gender.

It also examines a range of contemporary case studies – including the War on Terror, the global financial crisis, and the global sex trade – and evaluates how feminist approaches can contribute to our understanding of these issues. Finally, the module explores how global and local institutions of politics and governance may be designed or reformed to address gender inequality and promote gender justice.