The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy by Valerie HudsonThe Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy by Valerie Hudson

The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy

byValerie Hudson, Patricia LeidlForeword bySwanee Hunt

Hardcover | June 30, 2015

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Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first Secretary of State to declare the subjugation of women worldwide a serious threat to U.S. national security. Known as the Hillary Doctrine, her stance was the impetus behind the 2010 Quadrennial Diplomatic and Development Review of U.S. foreign policy, formally committing America to the proposition that the empowerment of women is a stabilizing force for domestic and international peace.

Blending history, fieldwork, theory, and policy analysis while incorporating perspectives from officials and activists on the front lines of implementation, this book is the first to thoroughly investigate the Hillary Doctrine in principle and practice. Does the insecurity of women make nations less secure? How has the doctrine changed the foreign policy of the United States and altered its relationship with other countries such as China and Saudi Arabia? With studies focusing on Guatemala, Afghanistan, and Yemen, this invaluable policy text closes the gap between rhetoric and reality, confronting head-on what the future of fighting such an entrenched enemy entails. The research reports directly on the work being done by U.S. government agencies, including the Office of Global Women's Issues, established by Clinton during her tenure at the State Department, and explores the complexity and pitfalls of attempting to improve the lives of women while safeguarding the national interest.

Valerie M. Hudson is professor and holds the George H. W. Bush Chair at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She is the author or editor of several books, including (with Andrea Den Boer) Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia's Surplus Male Population, which won the American Association ...
Title:The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign PolicyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pagesPublished:June 30, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231164920

ISBN - 13:9780231164924

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by Ambassador Swanee HuntPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I: History and Evolution1. How Sex Came to Matter in U.S. Foreign PolicyPart II: Theory and Cases2. Should Sex Matter in U.S. Foreign Policy?3. Guatemala: A Case Study4. A Conspicuous Silence: U.S. Foreign Policy, Women, and Saudi ArabiaPart III: Policy and Implementation5. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Implementing the Hillary Doctrine6. Afghanistan: The Litmus Test for the Hillary Doctrine7. The Future of the Hillary Doctrine: Realpolitik and FempolitikNotesBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

Rich in empirical research and theory, The Hillary Doctrine... is a must-read for anyoneinterested in understanding why and how women's security and the status of women around the world matter for U.S. foreign policy and national security.