Articles by Toni Haastrup

September 30, 2020

Building 'Feminist Power Europe'? On the possibilities and missed opportunities of feminist foreign policy

Toni Haastrup
Responding to calls for the EU to adopt a Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP), Katharine A. M. Wright, Roberta Guerrina, Toni Haastrup and Annick Masselot argue that a simple ‘add women and stir’ approach is meaningless and possibly counterproductive unless it tackles, at the same time, historical and current patterns of exclusion and oppression
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Toni Haastrup
Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Stirling

Toni joined the University of Stirling in July 2019 as Senior Lecturer in International Politics. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis (BA), the University of Cape Town (MA), and the University of Edinburgh (PhD). Toni is broadly interested in the Global Governance of Security primarily through the workings of regional security institutions. She has been researching the politics of the African and European Unions in this regard since 2007. A part of her current research agenda uses critical feminist lens to understand the foreign policy practices of both institutions.

Toni has published on the relationship between the two institutions, including a monograph, Charting Transformation through Security: Contemporary-EU Africa Relations (Palgrave, 2013) and published in several international journals including Journal of European Integration, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, South African Journal of International Affairs among many others.

She has also taught extensively on the politics of European security, contemporary global security challenges and crisis in Europe.

Toni Haastrup is currently Editor in Chief of JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. Additionally, she is a trustee of the British International Studies Association, African Studies Association, UK and co-convenes the UACES Research Network, Gendering EU Studies.

I am an occasional media commentator on topics including EU relations with Africa; feminist foreign policy; Brexit, and the women, peace and security agenda.

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