Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq

Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq : A Feminist Reformulation of Just War Theory

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Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq offers a feminist critique and reconstruction of just war theory. It points out gender biases in the just war tradition and suggests alternative jus ad bellum and jus in bello standards that emphasize women, political marginality, and empathy. Laura Sjoberg applies this feminist just war theory to analyze the wars in Iraq since the end of the Cold more

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  • Hardback | 278 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 521.64g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739116096
  • 9780739116098

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A new and distinctive feminist voice on war! Sjoberg grabs hold of the trickiest issues of justice and war making, as well as war avoiding, and shakes everything up. I especially welcome her use of empathetic cooperation to re-frame feminist thinking on war. This rigorous and reflective study will be a benchmark work for years to come. -- Christine Sylvester, Lancaster University Sjoberg has developed her dissertation, a feminist analysis of the Iraq wars, into a vibrant addition to the just war literature... Recommended. CHOICE A significant strength of the text lies in its method of articulating potential counter-discourses to those actually employed in the case of the Iraq Wars, which draw inaginatively on a feminist war ethic...Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq provides thought-provoking reading for students and academics alike... International Feminist Journal of Politics What greater challenge for feminists than justifying war and the (gendered) violence it entails? Sjoberg bravely goes where others fear to tread and in this timely book delivers a persuasive account of the Iraqi wars and how feminisms enable more adequate and applicable just war theory. -- Spike Peterson, University of Arizonashow more

About Laura Sjoberg

Dr. Laura Sjoberg is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of more

Table of contents

Part 1 Iraq, Just War, and Feminisms Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 The Problematic Preeminence of the Just War Tradition Chapter 4 Feminist Foundations Part 5 Feminist Just War Theory Chapter 6 Feminist Motivating Moralities for Just Wars Chapter 7 Feminisms Go to War: Jus Ad Bellum Chapter 8 Feminisms Fight Wars: Jus As Bello Part 9 The Wars in Iraq Chapter 10 Histories for the Wars in Iraq Chapter 11 Gendered States Fight Sexualized Wars Chapter 12 Attacking Civilians: The Implications of Sanctions Chapter 13 Just War Against Terror? Feminisms Confront Elshtain Chapter 14 Women in the Gulf Wars Part 15 Implementing Empathetic Cooperation Chapter 16 A Reconstructive Project for Feminist Just War Theory Chapter 17 Feminist Reconstructions of the Wars in Iraq Chapter 18 Conclusionshow more

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