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Contemporary Technologies and the Morality of Warfare: The War of the Machines

Contemporary Technologies and the Morality of Warfare: The War of the Machines

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jean-François Caron
December 20, 2019

Supported by genuine historical cases, this book argues that certain new technologies in warfare can not only be justified within the current framework of the just war theory, but that their use is mandatory from a moral perspective. Technological developments raise questions about the manner in...

Drones and Responsibility: Legal, Philosophical and Socio-Technical Perspectives on Remotely Controlled Weapons

Drones and Responsibility: Legal, Philosophical and Socio-Technical Perspectives on Remotely Controlled Weapons

1st Edition

Ezio Di Nucci, Filippo Santoni de Sio
July 29, 2019

How does the use of military drones affect the legal, political, and moral responsibility of different actors involved in their deployment and design? This volume offers a fresh contribution to the ethics of drone warfare by providing, for the first time, a systematic interdisciplinary discussion...

Surveillance Futures: Social and Ethical Implications of New Technologies for Children and Young People

Surveillance Futures: Social and Ethical Implications of New Technologies for Children and Young People

1st Edition

Emmeline Taylor, Tonya Rooney
July 29, 2019

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. ...

Technology and Agency in International Relations

Technology and Agency in International Relations

1st Edition

Marijn Hoijtink, Matthias Leese
April 25, 2019

This book responds to a gap in the literature in International Relations (IR) by integrating technology more systematically into analyses of global politics. Technology facilitates, accelerates, automates, and exercises capabilities that are greater than human abilities. And yet, within IR, the...

Global Environmental Governance in the Information Age: Civil Society Organizations and Digital Media

Global Environmental Governance in the Information Age: Civil Society Organizations and Digital Media

1st Edition

Jérôme Duberry
April 09, 2019

This book examines the impact of current and emerging digital technologies on global environmental governance, and in particular on environmental civil society organizations. Technological innovations are constantly emerging: internet and social media platforms, blockchains, big data, and...

Cyber Attacks and International Law on the Use of Force: The Turn to Information Ethics

Cyber Attacks and International Law on the Use of Force: The Turn to Information Ethics

1st Edition

Samuli Haataja
December 20, 2018

Examining the thematic intersection of law, technology and violence, this book explores cyber attacks against states and current international law on the use of force. The theory of information ethics is used to critique the law’s conception of violence and to develop an informational approach as...

Emerging and Advanced Technologies in Diverse Forensic Sciences

Emerging and Advanced Technologies in Diverse Forensic Sciences

1st Edition

Ronn Johnson
September 05, 2018

An important contribution to the professional work performed in the areas on emerging technologies, this book provides an extensive expansion of the literature base on contemporary theories and investigative techniques used in the forensic sciences. Forensic science, as a relatively new field of...

Military Neuroscience and the Coming Age of Neurowarfare

Military Neuroscience and the Coming Age of Neurowarfare

1st Edition

Armin Krishnan
August 14, 2018

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...

The Good Drone

The Good Drone

1st Edition

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
July 27, 2018

While the military use of drones has been the subject of much scrutiny, the use of drones for humanitarian purposes has so far received little attention. As the starting point for this study, it is argued that the prospect of using drones for humanitarian and other life-saving activities has...

Technology, Ethics and the Protocols of Modern War

Technology, Ethics and the Protocols of Modern War

1st Edition

Artur Gruszczak, Pawel Frankowski
March 28, 2018

Contemporary security has expanded its meaning, content and structure in response to globalisation and the emergence of greatly improved world-wide communication. The protocols of modern warfare, including targeted killing, enhanced interrogations, mass electronic surveillance and the...

New Perspectives on Technology in Society: Experimentation Beyond the Laboratory

New Perspectives on Technology in Society: Experimentation Beyond the Laboratory

1st Edition

Ibo van de Poel, Lotte Asveld, Donna C. Mehos
November 09, 2017

The development and introduction of a new technology to society can be viewed as an experimental process, full of uncertainties, which are only gradually reduced as the technology is employed. Unexpected developments may trigger an experimental process in which society must find new ways to deal...

Ethics and Security Automata: Policy and Technical Challenges of the Robotic Use of Force

Ethics and Security Automata: Policy and Technical Challenges of the Robotic Use of Force

1st Edition

Sean Welsh
November 09, 2017

Can security automata (robots and AIs) make moral decisions to apply force on humans correctly? If they can make such decisions, ought they be used to do so? Will security automata increase or decrease aggregate risk to humans? What regulation is appropriate? Addressing these important issues this...

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