Analyzing the United Nations peacekeeping operations from feminist perspective: cases of Bosnia and the Central African Republic

Altınay Ünsal, Pelinsu
This thesis aims to analyze UN interventions within the framework of feminist perspective by focusing on two cases that UN peacekeeping operations took place in, which are Bosnia and Central African Republic. This thesis creates its basis by focusing on the main concepts that feminists focused on in their works, such as gender, militarization, nationalism, male domination, security and war, as well as the related debates within the discipline. Following these theoretical arguments, analysis on United Nations and peacekeeping operations using gendered lens takes place by focusing particularly on the cases of Bosnia and the Central African Republic. Comparing two incidents, this thesis intents to examine the effects of UN peacekeeping operations on women in different conditions to detect the similarities and differences including the sexual crimes of UN personnel and peacekeeping forces. This thesis also examines the UN personnels’ sexual crimes and resolutions that UN Security Council adopted to prevent the incidents, as well as questioning the extent of the efficiency of these resolutions on the solution of the sexual crimes. 


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Citation Formats
P. Altınay Ünsal, “Analyzing the United Nations peacekeeping operations from feminist perspective: cases of Bosnia and the Central African Republic,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2017.