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dc.contributor.advisorJackson, Richard
dc.contributor.authorDonovan, Celeste Marie
dc.identifier.citationDonovan, C. M. (2015). Security for Whom? Gender, Security and Development: A case study of the New Zealand Community Policing Programme in West Papua (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from
dc.description.abstractThe importance of linking development and security has become a policy mantra in recent years. Within the growing nexus between security and development, projects such as police capacity development have become commonplace in aid programming in conflict and post-conflict environments. However, to date, there is little research on the impact of the merging of security and development from a gender perspective, especially in the context of police reform in the Pacific. Studies suggest that there are significant gaps between the theory and practice of gender-sensitive approaches to development. This thesis uses the New Zealand pilot Community Policing Programme held in West Papua as a case study, to examine the theory and practice of these merging’s from a gender perspective. This research finds that simply adding more women to existing frameworks or including women’s voices in policy documents does not necessarily lead to more gender-sensitive policies. It further shows that paying analytical attention to the ways that language is employed in these policy documents has important consequences for the way these policies are implemented.
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectWest Papua
dc.subjectUnited Nations Security Council
dc.subjectResolution 1325
dc.subjecthuman security
dc.titleSecurity for Whom? Gender, Security and Development: A case study of the New Zealand Community Policing Programme in West Papua
dc.language.rfc3066en Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies of Arts of Otago
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