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Transforming CSDP? Feminist triangles and gender regimes

Guerrina, Roberta, Chappell, Laura and Wright, Katharine (2018) Transforming CSDP? Feminist triangles and gender regimes Journal of Common Market Studies, 56 (5). pp. 1036-1052.

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Despite equality being considered one of the key normative foundations of the EU, gender has not yet been mainstreamed within the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). This article investigates the impact of institutional structures on the inclusion of a gender dimension in this policy area. The article adopts Woodward’s (2003) model of feminist triangles to unpack the role of actors and processes; specifically, highlighting key innovations and missed opportunities to integrate gender into CSDP. Focusing in particular on femocrats, the article argues that for gender mainstreaming to take place, the office of the Gender Advisor needs to bridge the division between the military and civilian dimension of CSDP. It concludes that CSDP remains largely gender blind in spite of the EU’s adoption of an action plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Politics
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Date : 21 June 2018
DOI : 10.1111/jcms.12705
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 University Association for Contemporary European Studies and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Guerrina, R, Chappell, L, and Wright, K, Transforming CSDP? Feminist triangles and gender regimes, Journal of Common Market Studies, DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12705, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
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Date Deposited : 30 Nov 2017 14:17
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