Fall 2010

Global Politics of Gender

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-39


Manuela Picq (Section 01)


(Offered as POSC 39 [GP/IR] and WAGS 02.)  This course is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the mechanisms by which international norms of gender equality and women’s rights develop and are implemented, with a special emphasis on discourses and practices of international human rights. The course analyzes international treaties such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and addresses issues regarding domestic violence, political participation, reproductive rights, economic opportunities, and modern slavery, among other gendered problems. Bridging gender and global politics, we explore the ways international norms are transported from the United Nations to the daily reality of women throughout the world, and how states, civil society and institutions collaborate (or not) to promote women’s rights where they are most needed.

Fall semester.  Loewenstein Fellow Picq.

POSC 39 - L/D

Section 01
W 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM CHAP 203

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Nimo's War, Emma's War : Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War Amherst Books TBD
Road of Lost Innocence Amherst Books TBD
Room of One's Own Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010