Tickner is required reading in many an IR course because of this book. Her style is accessible (ok for upperclassmen, not just grad students) and her organization is clear. In about 250 pages, Tickner takes the reader through a quick survey of the major issues in International Relations from a feminist perspective. She readily identifies different schools of feminist thought and comes off as committed, but not dogmatic. The book does not get into great depth, but does a great job of presenting feminist perspectives to people who have limited experience.
The specific areas covered are national security, economic security, ecological security, and global security. The first is designed to distinguish feminist perspective from the dominant IR paradigms. The last three develop feminist perspectives through their non-traditional conceptualizations of security. The index is good, making the book valuable as a reference. I held on to mine for years until a student "borrowed" it. It was getting ragged, anyway. For debaters, there is great ev here, this is the Tickner you've heard repeatedly cited. She's especially good for kritiks.
- Paperback: 180 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press; 1 edition (15 November 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0231075391
- ISBN-13: 978-0231075398
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15 x 1.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 354 g
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