Date of Award
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Deborah Avant, Ph.D.
Gender, Gender-mainstreaming, Human Rights, Intersectional analysis, Peace-keeping, Private Security
This thesis conducts an intersectional gendered analysis of the privatization of wars and armed conflicts through the use of private military and security companies (PMSC'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.
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Shapira, Noa, "A Gendered Intersectional Analysis of the Private Security Industry" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1618.
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