In this provocative new book, Shritha Vasudevan argues that feminist international relations (IR) theory has inadvertently resulted in a biased worldview, the very opposite of what feminist IR set out to try to rectify.
This book contests theoretical presumptions of Western feminist IR and attempts to reformulate it in contexts of non-Western cultures.
Vasudevan deftly utilizes the theoretical constructs of IR to explore the ramifications for India.
This hypothesis argues that the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has predictive validity and is not a top-down norm but derived from the material and contingent experiences of nation states.
This book enters the debate between feminist qualitative and quantitative IR through the lens of gender-based violence (GBV) under the CEDAW.