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Title: The Past, Present, and Future(s) of Feminist Foreign Policy
Author(s): Achilleos-Sarll, Columba
Thompson, Jennifer
Haastrup, Toni
Färber, Karoline
Cohn, Carol
Kirby, Paul
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Keywords: feminist foreign policy
climate change
Issue Date: Mar-2023
Date Deposited: 23-Jan-2023
Citation: Achilleos-Sarll C, Thompson J, Haastrup T, Färber K, Cohn C & Kirby P (2023) The Past, Present, and Future(s) of Feminist Foreign Policy. <i>International Studies Review</i>, 25 (1), Art. No.: viac068.
Abstract: Almost a decade after Sweden first declared that it would follow a feminist foreign policy (FFP), a further eleven countries from across Europe, North and South America, and North and West Africa have adopted, or have signaled an interest in potentially adopting, an FFP in the future. These developments have been accompanied by a growing body of feminist scholarship. Although still in its infancy, this literature can generally be divided between more normative accounts and those that are empirically focused, with particular attention paid to the FFPs of Sweden and Canada. Yet, few studies compare FFPs’ uptake across different countries and regions, examine its connections to longer histories of ideas around women and gender, or unpack the policy intersections FFP (tentatively) engages. Contributing to these different areas, Part I provides an overview of the history of FFP, interrogates FFP in the context of Foreign Policy Analysis, and explores what FFP can achieve in the current (liberal) global system. Part II turns to consider policy intersections in relation to the climate crisis, migration, militarism, and bodies. Thinking through its origins, policy intersections, and potential future(s), the contributors to this Forum explore FFP's multiple and contested future(s). Ultimately, the Forum takes stock of this feminist turn in foreign policy at a critical point in its development and considers what future possibilities it may hold.
DOI Link: 10.1093/isr/viac068
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