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 Warthe First Gulf War, the war of sanctions, and the Second Gulf War. By examining international political discourse from and about Iraq, it shows where war generally and just war specifically are gendered. Through the stories of key just war characters like Jessica Lynch, this book reveals where women are omitted and subordinated in global politics. Sjoberg suggests that dialogue and empathy replace righteousness in just war thinking for the good of human safety everywhere and concludes with alternative visions of Gulf War policies, inspired by feminist just war theory.
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About the Author
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 Government.
Table of ContentsPart 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 Conclusion