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
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.
WPS agenda; racial hierarchies; knowledge production; intersectionality
Critical Studies on Security: Volume 9, Issue 1
|Publication date online||29/03/2021|
|Date accepted by journal||25/03/2021|
|Publisher||Informa UK Limited|