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The women in blue helmets : gender, policing, and the UN's first all-female peacekeeping unit

Author: Lesley J Pruitt
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Women in Blue Helmets tells the story of the first all-female police unit deployed by India to the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia in January 2007. Lesley J. Pruitt investigates how the unit was originated, developed, and implemented, offering an important historical record of this unique initiative. Examining precedents in policing in the troop-contributing country and recent developments in policing in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pruitt, Lesley J.
Women in blue helmets.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016005857
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley J Pruitt
ISBN: 9780520964716 0520964713
OCLC Number: 939245014
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 163 pages)
Contents: FFPU in global context --
A brief history of how the FFPU emerged from Indian policing --
Women at work: securing the peace --
Two steps forward and one step back? political economy, women, and violence --
Who's afraid of the girls? --
One size fits some?
Responsibility: Lesley J. Pruitt.

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Tells the story of the first all-female police unit deployed by India to the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia in January 2007. The author investigates how the unit was originated, developed, and  Read more...

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