The Future of Foreign Policy Is Feminist-9781509557837

The Future of Foreign Policy Is Feminist

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Author(s): Lunz, Kristina,
Binding: Hardback,
Date of Publication: 22/09/2023,
Pagination: 356 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Polity Press,
Published By: John Wiley and Sons Ltd,
Book Classification: Society & social sciences,
Dimensions: 163 x 236 x 40
ISBN13/EAN/SKU: 9781509557837

As old white men continue to dominate the national and international stages, the needs of women and minorities are constantly ignored. International politics are shaped by a ruthless competition for advantage, and the world is full of conflicts, crises and wars. Things have to change.

Activist and political scientist Kristina Lunz is on a mission to do just that. In her work from New York to Bogota, from Germany to Myanmar, she became aware of a stubborn unwillingness to think past the status quo and to embrace new, innovative voices from marginalized groups. She also saw that the tradition of feminist activism combined brilliantly with diplomacy: both require grim tenacity, boundless creativity and a solutions-oriented approach. In her attempt to reconfigure the field of foreign policy, she aims to set in motion a paradigm shift, replacing grandiose displays of military might with feminism, solidarity and climate justice. A feminist foreign policy requires the promotion of equal rights in the handling of foreign affairs and security matters worldwide, with a particular focus on marginalized and politically underrepresented groups. Ultimately, this is nothing less than an inclusive, visionary policy for the twenty-first century, one where security and prosperity, health and climate justice are possible - in other words: where peace is possible for everyone, everywhere.