LEGITIMACY AND DRONES INVESTIGATING THE LEGALITY MORALITY AND EFFICACY OF UCAVS EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES ETHICS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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Legitimacy And Drones

Author : Steven J. Barela
ISBN : 9781317105886
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Unmanned combat air vehicles, or in common parlance 'drones', have become a prominent instrument in US efforts to counter an objective (and subjective) cross-border terrorist threat with lethal force. As a result, critical questions abound on the legitimacy of their use. In a series of multidisciplinary essays by scholars with an extensive knowledge of international norms, this book explores the question of legitimacy through the conceptual lenses of legality, morality and efficacy, it then closes with the consideration of a policy proposal aimed at incorporating all three indispensable elements. The importance of this inquiry cannot be overstated. Non-state actors fully understand that attacking the much more powerful state requires moving the conflict away from the traditional battlefield where they are at an enormous disadvantage. Those engaging in terrorism seek to goad the ruling government into an overreaction, or abuse of power, to trigger a destabilization via an erosion of its legitimacy. Thus defending the target of legitimacy”in this case, insuring the use of deadly force is constrained by valid limiting principles”represents an essential strategic interest. This book seeks to come to grips with the new reality of drone warfare by exploring if it can be used to preserve, rather than eat away at, legitimacy. After an extensive analysis of the three key parameters in twelve chapters, the practical proposition of establishing a 'Drone Court' is put forward and examined as a way of pursuing the goal of integrating these essential components to defend the citizenry and the legitimacy of the government at the same time.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Surveillance Futures

Author : Emmeline Taylor
ISBN : 9781317048138
Genre : Political Science
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From birth to adulthood, children now find themselves navigating a network of surveillance devices that attempt to identify, quantify, sort and track their thoughts, movements and actions. This book is the first collection to focus exclusively on technological surveillance and young people. Organised around three key spheres of children’s day-to-day life: schooling, the self and social lives, this book chronicles the increasing surveillance that children, of all ages, are subject to. Numerous surveillance apparatus and tools are examined, including, but not limited to: mobile phones, surveillance cameras, online monitoring, GPS and RFID tracking and big data analytics. In addition to chronicling the steady rise of such surveillance practices, the chapters in this volume identify and problematise the consequences of technological surveillance from a range of multidisciplinary perspectives. Bringing together leading scholars working across diverse fields – including sociology, education, health, criminology, anthropology, philosophy, media and information technology – the collection highlights the significant socio-political and ethical implications of technological surveillance throughout childhood and youth.
Category: Political Science

Military Neuroscience And The Coming Age Of Neurowarfare

Author : Armin Krishnan
ISBN : 9781317096078
Genre : Political Science
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Krishnan describes military applications of neuroscience research and emerging neurotechnology with relevance to the conduct of armed conflict and law enforcement. This work builds upon literature by scholars such as Moreno and Giordano and fills an existing gap, not only in terms of reviewing available and future neurotechnologies and relevant applications, but by discussing how the military pursuit of these technologies fits into the overall strategic context. The first to sketch future neurowarfare by looking at its potentials as well as its inherent limitations, this book’s main theme is how military neuroscience will enhance and possibly transform both classical psychological operations and cyber warfare. Its core argument is that nonlethal strategies and tactics could become central to warfare in the first half of the twenty-first century. This creates both humanitarian opportunities in making war less bloody and burdensome as well as some unprecedented threats and dangers in terms of preserving freedom of thought and will in a coming age where minds can be manipulated with great precision.
Category: Political Science

Der Europ Ische Nihilismus

Author : Martin Heidegger
ISBN : UCAL:B3924877
Genre : Nihilism (Philosophy)
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Category: Nihilism (Philosophy)

Was Terroristen Wollen

Author : Louise Richardson
ISBN : 3593383756
Genre : September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
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Category: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Kriegsmaschinen Roboter Im Milit Reinsatz Telepolis

Author : Hans-Arthur Marsiske
ISBN : 9783936931938
Genre : Political Science
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Militärroboter sind keine Science fiction mehr. Ihre Bedeutung in bewaffneten Konflikten hat in den letzten zehn Jahren massiv zugenommen. Insbesondere US-Präsident Obama setzte im Kampf gegen den Terrorismus stark auf Drohnen - und konnte mit der Tötung Osama bin Ladens einen spektakulären Erfolg seiner Strategie verzeichnen. Die in diesem Buch versammelten Beiträge betrachten das Problem der Militärroboter aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven: Friedensforscher und Informatiker kommen ebenso zu Wort wie Filmhistoriker, Philosophen und Science-Fiction-Autoren.
Category: Political Science

Nato Geheimarmeen In Europa

Author : Daniele Ganser
ISBN : 9783280038604
Genre : Political Science
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Dieses Buch zeichnet ein erschreckendes Bild: Ein durch die NATO und die militärischen Geheimdienste koordiniertes Netzwerk von Geheimarmeen war bis zum Auseinanderfall der Sowjetunion in mehreren westeuropäischen Ländern in schwere Verbrechen verwickelt, darunter Mord, Folter, Staatsstreich und Terror. Daniele Ganser ist in seiner mehrjährigen Forschungsarbeit auf brisante Dokumente gestoßen: Sie belegen, dass die von den USA angeführte Militärallianz nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in allen Ländern Westeuropas geheime Armeen aufgebaut hat, welche von den Geheimdiensten CIA und MI6 trainiert wurden. Ihr Ziel: im Falle einer sowjetischen Invasion als Guerilla zu kämpfen, um die besetzten Länder wieder zu befreien. Doch dabei ist es nicht geblieben. Gezielt wurden Attentate gegen die eigene Bevölkerung ausgeführt, um Unsicherheit zu erzeugen und den Ruf nach einem starken Staat zu unterstützen. Sowohl die ursprüngliche Planung als auch die antikommunistisch motivierten Verbrechen sind heute der Öffentlichkeit noch weitgehend unbekannt.
Category: Political Science