A University of Melbourne Arts Faculty Research Development Grant provided funding for the fieldwork necessary to complete this project. RMIT University supported me during revisions of the manuscript and provided funding for indexing.
Chapters 4 and 6 include modified versions of some portions of the following articles: “All-Female Police Contingents: Feminism and the Discourse of Armed Protection,” International Peacekeeping 20, no. 1 (2013): 67–79; and “Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Role of the International Community in Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence,” Journal of Women, Politics and Policy 33, no. 4 (2012): 299–321. I thank the editors of those journals and the anonymous reviewers of those articles for their feedback.
I have benefited extensively from the generosity of a number of friends and colleagues who have provided editorial advice, guidance, and support in various aspects of this research project. They include Chris Agius, Kevin Arruch, Helen Berents, Roland, Bleiker, Mark Chou, David Davis, Shannon Drysdale Walsh, Constance Duncombe, Michelle Dunn, Nicole George, Laura Huber, Natalie Hudson, Charlie Hunt, Erica Rose Jeffrey, Katrina Lee-Koo, Ross Marlay, Laura McLeod, Sara Meger, Swati Parashar, Avery (p.viii) Dorothy Howard Poole, Leah Ruppanner, Laura Shepherd, Sarah Teitt, Ann Tickner, and Jacqui True.
I am also grateful to the University of California Press team and the anonymous reviewers who responded to this manuscript. They have provided constructive, thoughtful feedback, which I hope has been well incorporated here. Any and all errors that remain are my own.