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 War.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherLexington Books
Number of pages278
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7391-5547-9
ISBN (Print)978-0-7391-1609-8, 978-0-7391-1610-4
Publication statusPublished - May 2006


  • gender
  • just war theory
  • Iraq
  • feminist IR
  • feminist theory
  • international security
  • Gulf War
  • economic sanctions

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