Women Peacekeepers in Failed States Research Proposal by Nicky

Women Peacekeepers in Failed States
Presents the first stage in the development of a research study to investigate the acceptance and training of women as peacekeepers in failed states.
# 150654 | 2,185 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2012 | US

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This paper explains that, because of their excellence in performing this position, women now serve as peacekeepers in the international community; nonetheless, even though women and children are often the primary victims of violet conflicts, they are rarely recognized as major stakeholders in the peace processes. Next, the author relates that the literature review indicates that, despite a marked increase in the number of failing and failed states requiring peace-keeping, these efforts are perceived to lack legitimacy; thereby, this review consistently emphasizes the need to integrate more women into the peacekeeping effort. The paper reports that a qualitative methodology will be used to study the type of right and training that should be provided for women in failed states to help them maintain a sustainable peace. A framework for writing major research projects is included as part of the paper.

Table of Contents:
Table of Contents
Learner's Name
Title of the Proposed Major Research Project
Overview of the Proposed Major Research Project
The Need for Research
Scope of the Study and Its Significance
Central Research Question and Sub-Questions
Definition of Terms
Relationship between Proposed Topic and Completed Academic Portion of the Program Overview of Existing Literature on the Proposed Topic
Overview of Failed States
Recent Peacekeeping Initiatives in Failed States
The Role of Women as Peacekeepers in Failed States
Relevance of the Proposed Topi
Table of Contents
Sources of Information
Research Methodology
Methodological Design
Research Process
Research Ethics
Major Project Timetable
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"To date, the international community has intervened in the failed states of Somalia, Haiti, Cambodia, Rwanda, Sudan and the former Yugoslavia among others; however, the results of these peacekeeping interventions have been mixed and have been plagued by a lack of legitimacy of their efforts. According to these authors, "The focus of legitimacy in these interventions is on the legality of the intervention and the conduct of intervening forces. The study of international interventions during the later part of the twentieth century suggests that legitimacy is the critical dimension, determining the success or failure of such interventions." In order to be viewed as truly "legitimate," a peacekeeping force must be comprised of individuals who are viewed by the populace of a failed state as being appropriate to the role and having a proper authority to conduct such operations. In this regard, Cockburn and Zarkov report that, "International humanitarian and human rights law provides the legal foundation for all peacekeeping operations. And a solid basis exists within this body of laws and instruments for mandating a gender perspective into those operations." This observation is a reference to the role of women as peacekeepers in general and in failed states in particular, and these issues are discussed further below."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cockburn, Cynthia & Dubravka Zarkov. The Postwar Moment: Militaries, Masculinities and International Peacekeeping, Bosnia and the Netherlands. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 2002.
  • Jackson, Robert. The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Kramarae, Cheris & Dale Spender. Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge. New York: Routledge, 2000.
  • Leedy, Phillip D. Practical Research: Planning and Design (6th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1997.
  • Manwaring, Max G. & Anthony James Joes. Beyond Declaring Victory and Coming Home: The Challenges of Peace and Stability Operations. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2000.

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Women Peacekeepers in Failed States (2012, March 28) Retrieved September 25, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/women-peacekeepers-in-failed-states-150654/

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"Women Peacekeepers in Failed States" 28 March 2012. Web. 25 September. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/women-peacekeepers-in-failed-states-150654/>