Sex Roles (2017) 76:268–269 DOI 10.1007/s11199-016-0717-8 BOOK REVIEW A Seat at the Table: Does it Make a Difference if Women are Included in Peace Negotiations? Windows of Opportunity: How Women Seize Peace Negotiations for Political Change.By Miriam J. Anderson, New York, Oxford University Press, 2015. 217 pp. $65.00, £41.99 (hardcover). ISBN 978-0-19-023953 Georgina Waylen Published online: 1 December 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 In this book, Miriam J. Anderson sets out to understand when rary peace agreements. First, local women’s groups, some- and how women’s rights appear in peace agreements—an area times with the backing of international partners, are key to that, in recent years, has become a topic of interest among ensuring that women’s rights are mentioned in peace agree- feminist scholars. The book asks three main questions: (a) ments. Second, a key reason why references to women’srights Why are references to women included in so many contem- norms reflect international norms is because women activists porary peace agreements?, (b) Why do these references reflect were often already part of transnational networks and there- international women’s rights norms?, and (c) Which factors fore more likely to frame their demands in international terms. make the inclusion of
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