Feminist Global “Secureconomy”

Linking global political economy and global security

Feminist International Relations (IR) scholarship has made a substantial contribution to the study of global security in recent decades. Yet, despite early feminist IR incorporating both economic and political analyses of “the international,” we have increasingly seen the subfields of feminist security studies and feminist political economy drift apart, the former privileging violence, peacebuilding, and militarisation, the latter focusing on labour markets, social reproduction, migration movements, and development.

Premised on the idea that gendered economic structures, institutions, and processes are determining of international security politics and vice versa, this blog series problematises the constructed and violently sustained boundaries between political and economic, public and private, domestic and international, global North and South, through an examination of contemporary problems of gendered insecurities and exploitation.

Sara Meger

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