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Military Culture and Conflict Related Sexual Violence Norm Adoption: A Suprising Discovery
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Elevated as a peace and security concern in the twenty-first century, conflict related sexual violence (CRSV) has become an object of academic and policy discourse. CRSV is sexual violence perpetrated by parties to a conflict as a strategy of war. Scholarly research has centred on who perpetrates CRSV, under what conditions, and how the United Nations has responded to reports of CRSV; yet, what is notably absent is an academic analysis on how state security actors have mainstreamed the CRSV norm. Anecdotal evidence shows a variation in how militaries have adopted the CRSV norm, leading to the research question why do some military organizations adopt the CRSV norm while others do not? To answer this question, feminist and military culture theories are bridged to provide the foundation for a new theoretical explanation. Identifying two causal mechanisms - prioritization and dissemination - the thesis hypothesizes that coercive military cultures are more likely to lead to CRSV norm adoption at operational and tactical levels of an army, and a qualitative case study is selected to test the theory. Comparing the experiences of the British Army and the Swedish Army, data from in-depth interviews, government policy documents, and academic research finds support for the hypothesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 52
Keywords [en]
military culture, military, sexual violence, conflict related sexual violence, militarized masculinity, organizational culture, mainstreaming, norm adoption, organizational change, protection of civilians, women peace and security, peace and conflict research
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-361714OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-361714DiVA, id: diva2:1251269
Educational program
Master Programme in Physics
Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-09-26 Last updated: 2018-10-03Bibliographically approved

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