An Alternative to Pacifism? Feminism and Just-War Theory
Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2009
1994 by Hypatia, Inc.
Special Issue: Feminism and Peace
Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 152–172, May 1994
How to Cite
PEACH, L. J. (1994), An Alternative to Pacifism? Feminism and Just-War Theory. Hypatia, 9: 152–172. doi: 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1994.tb00438.x
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Only rarely have feminist theorists addressed the adequacy of just-war theory, a set of/principles developed over hundreds of years to assess the justice of going to war and the morality of conduct in war. Recently, a few feminist scholars have found just-war theory inadequate, yet their own counterproposals are also deficient. I assess feminist contributions to just-war theorizingand suggest ways of strengthening, rather than abandoning, this moral approach to war.