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Author Pruitt, Lesley J., author

Title The women in blue helmets : gender, policing, and the UN's first all-female peacekeeping unit / Lesley J. Pruitt
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 163 pages)
Contents FFPU in global context -- A brief history of how the FFPU emerged from Indian policing -- Women at work: securing the peace -- Two steps forward and one step back? political economy, women, and violence -- Who's afraid of the girls? -- One size fits some?
Summary "The Women in Blue Helmets tells the story of the first all-female police unit deployed by India to the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia in January 2007. Lesley J. Pruitt investigates how the unit was originated, developed, and implemented, offering an important historical record of this unique initiative. Examining precedents in policing in the troop-contributing country and recent developments in policing in the host country, the book offers contextually rich examination of all-female units, explores the potential benefits of and challenges to women's participation in peacekeeping, and illuminates broader questions about the relationship between gender, peace, and security."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 27, 2016)
Subject United Nations -- Peacekeeping forces.
United Nations. Security Council. Resolution 1325.
International police.
Policewomen.
Women and peace.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016007189
ISBN 0520964713 (electronic book)
9780520964716 (electronic book)
(hardcover)