Article

Racial hierarchies of knowledge production in the Women, Peace and Security agenda

Citation

Haastrup T & Hagen JJ (2021) Racial hierarchies of knowledge production in the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Critical Studies on Security, 9 (1), pp. 27-30. https://doi.org/10.1080/21624887.2021.1904192

Abstract
In this article, we address hierarchies of knowledge production that have emerged in the two decades of researching the global normative framework, the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. We argue that through the constitution of Centres of Excellence (CoE), the well-meaning processes of producing WPS knowledge can reify prevailing global racial hierarchies. We find that these processes rather than achieving emancipatory feminist outcomes can instead serve to narrow the scope of inquiry, pushing marginalised peoples further to the margins.

Keywords
WPS agenda; racial hierarchies; knowledge production; intersectionality

Journal
Critical Studies on Security: Volume 9, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2021
Publication date online29/03/2021
Date accepted by journal25/03/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32697
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN2162-4887
eISSN2162-4909