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Feminist Foreign Policy. Concept Development, Defining Elements, Formulation of the Research Framework


The current political environment is undergoing gradual improvements that significantly change the nature of the international system. One of these changes is the growing trend of feminist foreign policy (FFP), which promises to transform the traditional, military-oriented principles that were historically dominant in the international arena. Despite the fact that the world has been working with this concept since 2014, when Sweden adopted the principles of feminism in its decision-making process, there is still no consensus on what the FFP should be like. Using a detailed literature review and the subsequent synthesis of relevant facts, this review article aims to integrate the individual FFP principles into one unit, and to create a research framework that can be used at the empirical level. At the same time, the article discusses the weaknesses of already existing models and briefly evaluates the war in Ukraine through the feminist lens.


feminism, gender, foreign policy, Sweden, WPS, feminist foreign policy, Ukraine

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Author Biography

Alexandra Madarászová

Alexandra Madarászová, born in 1993, is a graduate of doctoral studies at the Prague University of Economics and Business, Department of International and Diplomatic Studies. In her academic career, she specializes in feminism and gender as applied to international relations, politics and security. In her dissertation, she analyzed gender as a tool of political manipulation in the US during the administration of Barack Obama, with focus on the analysis of the US foreign policy in selected Middle East countries. She is also interested in new media and its position and potential in the current international system. Outside of her academic career, she devotes herself to technological innovations and business.