Feminist Approach to International Relations: Roots, Development, Contributions and Limitations


TÜR KÜÇÜKKAYA Ö., AYDIN KOYUNCU Ç.

ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, vol.7, no.26, pp.3-24, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 26
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-24

Abstract

This article aims at analyzing the major arguments, criticisms and contributions of the feminist international relations approach, which started to become important in the discipline from late 1980s onwards. Feminist international relations approach argues that there is a hidden male perspective in the discipline and female ideas, problems and changes that women go through are neglected. International Relations discipline is also criticised for being particularistic and subjective. This article will first look at the development of the feminist approach in the international relations discipline and analyze its major criticisms of traditional theories and concepts. The article will later look at different types of feminism and will question the contributions and limitations of the feminist approach to the international relations discipline.