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How international programmes politicise women’s collective action in interwar contexts : a sociology of interventions on gender and women’s issues in Burundi (1993-2015)

Abstract : International organisations (IOs) have displayed a growing interests in matters related to “women, peace and security”. This thesis permits to better understand the concrete realities of IOs’ interventions in this domain and their effects on the social and political dynamics of women’s mobilisations in interwar contexts. The thesis uses a sociological lens to approach gender-related interventions taking place in Burundi (1993-2015). In doing so, it goes beyond the critical and expert perspectives of the effects of international programmes. This work is based on a study of official documents and, more importantly, field research carried out in Burundi between 2012 and 2014. The first section of the thesis addresses the construction of gender-related interventions from a normative, practical and relational point of view. The second section studies the ways in which multiple individual intervening actors become socialised with international standards and practices on gender and women’s issues. Finally, the third section analyses the processes of politicisation of certain issues, practices and subjects of women’s collective action. The thesis defends a dynamic interpretation of processes of politicization and argues that, because of problematic effects on the socialisation of actors, interventions on gender contributes to politicise women’s collective action. This politicisation places IOs in a delicate position, as these tendencies are beyond the scope of their intervention. Paradoxically, this position maintains rather than alters the current politicisation.
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Marie Saiget. How international programmes politicise women’s collective action in interwar contexts : a sociology of interventions on gender and women’s issues in Burundi (1993-2015). Political science. Institut d'études politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, 2017. English. ⟨NNT : 2017IEPP0019⟩. ⟨tel-03654978⟩

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