The module will focus on the relation between gender, (political) cause and diverse forms of intervention in relation to conflict. It also considers definitions of citizenship and asks what role these definitions play in defining womens ability to participate in conflict and its resolution. Women have had and continue to have an attenuated link with citizenship, frequently acquiring the rights to it only through their dependence on a male. This raises important questions, for instance in the context of sexual citizenship. This module will therefore look at gender, political causes and interventions with a view of delineating paths towards change and towards the feminization of peace. An important part of the module will be students choice of one cause and the interventions that were made in relation to that cause which students will research for their presentations and subsequent write-up in essay form.
Module learning outcomes
The module gives students practice in the exercise of the basic skills of interpreting and critically analysing theories of gender, citizenship, conflict and conflict resolution in the context of the lived realities of contemporary politics.