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Gender and Sovereignty : Feminism, the State and International Relations - John Hoffman

Gender and Sovereignty

Feminism, the State and International Relations

Hardcover Published: 16th February 2001
ISBN: 9780333751404
Number Of Pages: 228

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Gender and Sovereignty seeks to reconstruct the notion of sovereignty in post-patriarchal society. Sovereignty is linked to emancipation, and an attempt is made to free both concepts from the static characteristics which derive from the Enlightenment and an uncritical view of the state. To reconstruct sovereignty, we must look beyond the state. Sovereignty, analysed in relational terms, becomes aligned with autonomy and self-determination in a world in which men and women can only be sovereign when they empower one another.

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Feminism, emancipation and humanityp. 4
Feminism, IR and sovereigntyp. 5
Momentum conceptsp. 6
Patriarchy, sovereignty and realismp. 9
Anti-statist theory and the problem of power and authorityp. 10
Coercion, government and a relational view of sovereigntyp. 12
Conclusionp. 14
Feminism and Gender
Sovereignty and the Problem of Reconstructionp. 19
Reconstruction and critiquep. 19
Momentum and static conceptsp. 23
Sovereignty and the statep. 26
Conclusionp. 29
What Is Feminism?p. 31
The thorny question of genderp. 32
Distinguishing sex from genderp. 34
The diversity problemp. 42
Conclusionp. 50
Gender and Emancipationp. 51
Emancipation as the antidote to patriarchyp. 52
Feminist empiricism as a contradiction in termsp. 54
Standpoint and postmodern theoryp. 58
Reconstructing emancipationp. 63
Conclusionp. 69
Gender and the State
Defining the Statep. 73
The complexity argumentp. 74
A cautious defence of Max Weberp. 79
The contradictory character of the statep. 83
Conclusionp. 90
Sovereignty, Patriarchy and the Problem of Originsp. 91
Sovereignty and the 'postmodern state'p. 91
MacKinnon and the specificity problemp. 94
Naturalism, origins and the Lerner issuep. 97
Patriarchy as a system of forcep. 100
Patriarchy and the problem of compliancep. 104
Conclusionp. 108
Gender, Realism and International Relationsp. 111
Realism and contentionp. 111
Force, formalism and sovereignty as a physical realityp. 114
Bringing women into IRp. 117
War and security as the naturalization of violencep. 119
Sovereignty and the transition to post-patriarchyp. 124
Conclusionp. 127
Patriarchy and Anti-Statist Theoryp. 129
Liberalism and the static logic of naturalismp. 130
Naturalism in anarchist thoughtp. 132
The spectre haunting Marxismp. 136
Gender and communismp. 140
Conclusionp. 143
Reconstructing Sovereignty
Power and Authorityp. 147
Elshtain and the feminization of powerp. 147
The negativity within positive powerp. 149
'New feminism' and the need to unify the concept of powerp. 153
Jones and the concept of compassionate authorityp. 156
Moving beyond sovereignty and dominationp. 158
Conclusionp. 163
Coercion and Governmentp. 165
Hirschmann and the non-consensualp. 166
Reworking the concept of coercionp. 170
Differentiating government from the statep. 176
Conclusionp. 182
A Relational View of Sovereigntyp. 185
Relationships, rights and the individualp. 186
Self versus state sovereigntyp. 189
Prostitution and relationshipsp. 192
Sovereignty, ecology and naturep. 200
Conclusionp. 206
Conclusionp. 209
Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780333751404
ISBN-10: 033375140X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 16th February 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1