Case study of a war or military conflict (e.g., Darfur, Iraq).

Look at the environmental causes (e.g., resources scarcity) and consequences (e.g., contamination due to chemical warfare, landmines, burning of oil wells) of war/military intervention. Look also at the gender dimensions of the conflict (from the impacts of war on vulnerable civilian populations to the impacts on soldiers). Look at the underlying values and economic motivations behind the particular war you are studying as well as  militarism in general. Is there anything to the notion that there are gender differences in attitudes towards war and violence (e.g., that men are violent and women are peaceful)?

You should select a topic that will allow you to apply the various theoretical concepts and  lenses that are central to the module (i.e., gender, environment and justice). You must be able to show the interconnections between social inequality (and gender differences/inequalities in particular) and environmental problems. You should be able to draw on research and theorising by environmental scholars and scholars who critically analyse gender (i.e., sociologists of masculinity, feminist theorists).

-Invasion of Kuwait by Iraq; Use of chemical weapons; environmental damages; gender issue and etc

-i) provide an overview of the issue/problem (background, context);
ii) comment on how it has been framed (i.e., in the media, by advocacy groups, by policy makers, academics);
iii) explain how the issue/problem reveals interconnections between gender relations and environmental politics;
iv) identify existing or proposed responses (e.g., policy solutions, what advocacy groups are doing about it or say ought to be done about it); and
v) give your own informed response to the issue/problem.
-Use of mass media (e.g., newspapers, magazines) is acceptable, but be sure to use reputable sources and be sure to read reportage critically. Cite the sources correctly.

-Harvard system of referencing!

-The best way to find resources on all of these topics is to search electronic journals (using Athens) and reputable news media (e.g., the BBC, The Guardian, Le Mode Diplomatique, The New York Times). DO NOT use Wikipedia or other such Internet sources.

-Please use the Harvard system of referencing, which involves in-text citations.

-Check that the bibliography is formatted correctly (e.g., sources are listed alphabetically by author surname, no headings or bullets, all necessary publication details are given).

Reading
Seager, Joni (1999). Patriarchal vandalism: militaries and the environment. In J. Silliman & Y. King (eds.) Dangerous Intersections: Feminism, Population and the Environment, pp. 163-88. London: Zed Books.
Victoria Davion (2004). The Earth Charter and militarism: an ecological feminist analysis. Worldviews 8,1 112-125. Available electronically through EBSCOhost.

Lorraine Elliott (2004). Environmental security. In The Global Politics of the Environment (2nd ed), pp. 219-41. Bassingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Adrienne Christiansen (1997). Rhetoric, rape, and ecowarfare in the Persian Gulf. In K. Warren (ed.)Ecofeminism , pp. 239-59. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.