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Published: 2020-05-28

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Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.


Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Science, Federal University Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria.


Department of Political Science, University of Jos, Nigeria.


Department of Religion and Philosophy, Faculty of Art, University of Jos, Nigeria.

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This paper had examined ‘feminism in international relations’. It utilized secondary sources of data with content analysis and guided by the following research questions: 1. what is the nature/characteristic of feminism international relations paradigm? 2. What is new in feminist international relations? 3. Is feminism relevant in the study of international relations? 4. What is the possible scientific classification of feminism international relations? Feminism international relation arose as a result of disciplinary dissatisfaction with the mainstream international relations. They brought gender and gender hierarchy analysis, inclusive policy making and implementation. There are diverse views of feminism international relations but focus on foreign policy and diplomacy, international political economy, war, security and peace and international law dimension. Feminism  international relations emphasis the role of femininity in foreign policy making and implementation, women trafficking and drugs in international political economy, looked at security from individual than state horizon, women involvement in peace making process and inclusion of gender and chances for women in international law, feminism international relations can be classified into classical feminism and neo-feminism.

Keywords: International relations, feminism, gender, mainstream, femininity, masculinity

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SHEHU, E. A., LUKA, B. V., ISAH, B., & GARBA, A. K. (2020). FEMINISM AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. Asian Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies, 3(1), 32–39. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJAHSS/article/view/5087


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