Sexual Violence During War: Towards a Typology of Political Violence

Elisabeth Jean Wood

Perspectives on World Politics

Not all armed organizations deploy rape as a strategy of war. Some do not engage in it at all; others do so not as a strategy but as a practice of war. Drawing on a typology of wartime rape, Wood analyzes the conditions for an organization to adopt rape as a policy, as a practice – or to effectively prohibit it.

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Elisabeth Jean Wood

Elisabeth Jean Wood is professor of political science and international and area studies at Yale University and a member of the external faculty of the Santa Fe Institute. Her research in comparative politics focuses on sexual violence during war; emergence and resolution of civil wars; collective action and social movements; transitions to democracy; distributive politics, especially agrarian; and the politics of Latin America and Africa...
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