Gender expertise in global governance: contesting the boundaries of a field

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Series Details Volume 2, Number 1, Pages 23-40
Publication Date February 2019
ISSN 2515-1096
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This article conceptualises gender expertise in global governance as a transnational field. We propose two theoretical shifts: a depersonalisation to understand expertise as a field rather than experts as individuals or a group of people; and a re-conceptualisation of expertise from a depoliticised body of knowledge towards expertise as a performative and intrinsically political practice. Drawing on qualitative data, we identify practices of boundary drawing and erasing to analyse three key cleavages of this field: contestations over the boundary between gender expertise and feminism; contestations over scientific epistemologies and authority; and contestations over the logics of (post-)colonial politics surrounding gender expertise.

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