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Karin Aggestam and Ann E. Towns: Gendering diplomacy and international negotiations.


This path-breaking book addresses the oft-avoided, yet critical question:
where are the women located in contemporary diplomacy and international
negotiation? The text presents a novel research agenda, including new
theoretical and conceptual perspectives on gender, power and diplomacy.
The volume brings together a wide range of established International
Relations scholars from different parts of the world to write original
contributions, which analyse where the women are positioned in diplomacy
and international negotiation. The contributions are rich and global in
scope with cases ranging from Brazil, Japan, Turkey, Israel, Sweden to the
UN, Russia, Norway and the European Union.

This book fills an important gap in research and will be of much interest to
students and scholars of gender, diplomacy and International Relations.
The volume also reaches out to a broader community of practitioners with
an interest in the practice of diplomacy and international negotiation.

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Author Biography

Jarka Devine Mildorf

Jarka Devine Mildorf studied Public and Social Policy and Gender Studies at Charles University in Prague. She worked as Political Officer for the Irish and British diplomatic
services. She has also worked as a gender consultant with a focus on
gender equality in the labour market and family friendly policies. Currently,
she leads an international research on spouses and family members of
diplomats in Europe.