Attitudes to gender equality explain more than gender difference

Recent findings on gender and foreign policy from Elin Bjarnegård and Erik Melander:

“The analyses clearly demonstrate that gender is, indeed, important for understanding patterns of hostile attitudes, but that instead of focusing on differences between men and women, the explanatory value rather lies in the differences in attitudes to gender equality.”

Sources:
Bjarnegård, E. and Melander, E. (2017) “What does a Feminist Foreign Policy Have to do With Men?” LSE Center for Women Peace and Security. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2017/06/08/what-does-a-feminist-foreign-policy-have-to-do-with-men/. [Accessed June 8, 2017]

Bjarnegård, E. and Melander, E. (2017). “Pacific Men: How the Feminist Gap Explains Hostility.” The Pacific Review, 30 (4), 478-493. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2016.1264456

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