Feminist Assumptions and False Promises of Peace: A case study of India and Pakistan

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Current paper elucidates about War and peace the two basic elements of international politics. Starting with the debates among scholars of the subject, the paper argue critically the shortcomings of feminist school of thought over their assumption of peace and prevention of war through gendered politics. The theme of the paper is that, the gender either feminity in particular or masculinity in general have no impact on politics, both the domestic and international one. The international politics is driven by the national interest and regulatory force is beyond genderís control. This argument is applied and testified in two south Asian states of India and Pakistan. As the feminist advocates the notion of cooperative women in power results in the harbinger of peace. Though, both India and Pakistan had experienced women as head of government but the idealized assumption of peace could not be nurtured and pattern of politics remained unchanged.

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