Date of Award

1-1-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

First Advisor

Deborah Avant

Keywords

Gender, Gender-mainstreaming, Human Rights, Intersectional analysis, Peace-keeping, Private Security

Abstract

This thesis conducts an intersectional gendered analysis of the privatization of wars and armed conflicts through the use of private military and security companies (PMSCâ??s), thus responding to an existing gap in scholarship on this matter. Two methodologies were used for this analysis. The first is a discourse analysis and interviews conducted in the 5th annual assembly of the International Code of Conduct Association, in November 2018. The second is a search in newspapers and secondary sources for specific incidences of gender-related human rights abuses. Based on lessons learned from peacekeeping operations, this thesis aims to answer the question how and whether gender mainstreaming and other interventions may be useful tools for improving respect for human rights, and reducing gender based violence in the PMSC industry.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Noa Shapira

File size

115 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

International relations

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