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Women and the Evolution of World Politics
Vol. 77, No. 5 (Sep. - Oct., 1998), pp. 24-40
Published by: Council on Foreign Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20049048
Page Count: 17
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To some degree, biology is destiny. The feminist school of international relations has a point: a truly matriarchal world would be less prone to conflict and more cooperative than the one we now inhabit. And world politics has been gradually feminizing over the past century. But the broader scene will still be populated by states led by men like Mobutu, Milošević, or Saddam. If tomorrow's troublemakers are armed with nuclear weapons, we might be better off being led by women like Margaret Thatcher than, say, Gro Harlem Brundtland. Masculine policies will still be essential even in a feminized world.
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