Gender and International Affairs

Elisabeth Prügl

IA039 | Spring | 6 ECTS

This course interrogates international policy problems from a gender perspective, taking into consideration intersecting axes of power such as race, sexuality, and class. It surveys feminist movement activism at the international level, introduces key concepts and framings, and critically examines how policy actors have mainstreamed gender considerations in different issue areas. The focus is on states and international organisations, experts and activists. Students are introduced to feminist and intersectional theorising to provide them the tools to critically assess policy problems and the way gender is currently being governed at the international level.