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Gender, Violence, and Human SecurityCritical Feminist Perspectives$
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Aili Mari Tripp, Myra Marx Ferree, and Christina Ewig

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814770207

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814770207.001.0001

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Gendering Insecurities, Informalization, and “War Economies”

Gendering Insecurities, Informalization, and “War Economies”

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Gender, Violence, and Human Security

V. Spike Peterson

NYU Press

This chapter focuses on sources of insecurity rooted in globalization, global interdependence, as well as political and economic inequalities on a global scale. It shows how neoliberal globalization has resulted in the expansion of informalization, particularly in conflict zones. These processes of informalization are gendered and are linked to processes of economic exploitation and political militarization that divide the globe. The chapter also draws out the connections between criminal and conflict economies at the local and macrolevel, highlighting the many ways in which the global trade in drugs, arms, and commodities such as gold, diamonds, and copper supports and is supported by violence.

Keywords:   globalization, neoliberal globalization, informalization, economic exploitation, political militarization, criminal economies, conflict economies

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