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Jenny Lorentzen

Jenny Lorentzen

Postdoctoral fellow

Jenny Lorentzen

Women’s Inclusion in the Malian Peace Negotiations: Norms and Practices

Author

  • Jenny Lorentzen

Summary, in English

This article studies the implementation of the global norm of women’s inclusion in the Malian peace negotiations. It constructs a theoretical framework for analyzing practices of resistance, which object to the validity of the norm, and practices of refinement, which engage with the application of the norm. Based on interviews with women who attended the Malian peace negotiations it finds that women face widespread practices of resistance when they demand to be included. However, when pressure is applied concessions often follow, indicating growing acceptance of the norm. Actors also engaged in practices of refinement, observed through a number of disagreements over how, when and which women should be included. The article contributes important insights on the relationship between norms and practices by demonstrating not only that norms influence practice, but how practices of resistance and refinement shape the meanings and life cycles of norms.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2020

Language

English

Pages

406-424

Publication/Series

Swiss Political Science Review

Volume

26

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

John Wiley and Sons

Topic

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • Norms
  • Practice
  • Women's inclusion
  • Peace negotiations
  • Mali

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1424-7755