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Prospects for Gender Equality in Peace and Security Policymaking: The Potential of the United Nations’ Women, Peace and Security Agenda

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posted on 2019-04-02, 03:57 authored by BARBARA KATARZYNA TROJANOWSKA
Guided by feminist, grounded methodologies, this thesis asks: ‘How far and in what ways has the concept of gender equality diffused within the United Nations’ Women, Peace and Security agenda and in regional and national-level politics?’ Using constructivist frameworks of norm diffusion and critical theories of norm translation, I trace the concept of gender equality from the global level of the UN policymaking, through the regional security politics of the Asia Pacific, to national-level implementation strategies in the two nested case studies of Australia and the Philippines. This investigation draws from interviews with 66 experts and a detailed policy analysis.


Principal supervisor

Katrina Lee-koo

Additional supervisor 1

Jacqui True

Additional supervisor 2

JaneMaree Maher

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Social Sciences (Monash Australia)

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash University's Research Centre for Gender, Peace and Security


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Arts