Routledge Handbook of War, Law and Technology

1st Edition

James Gow, Ernst Dijxhoorn, Rachel Kerr, Guglielmo Verdirame

Routledge
Published June 3, 2019
Reference - 430 Pages - 9 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138084551 - CAT# Y333733

USD$225.00

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Summary

This volume provides an authoritative, cutting-edge resource on the characteristics of both technological and social change in warfare in the twenty-first century, and the challenges such change presents to international law.

The character of contemporary warfare has recently undergone significant transformation in several important respects: the nature of the actors, the changing technological capabilities available to them, and the sites and spaces in which war is fought. These changes have augmented the phenomenon of non-obvious warfare, making understanding warfare one of the key challenges. Such developments have been accompanied by significant flux and uncertainty in the international legal sphere. This handbook brings together a unique blend of expertise, combining scholars and practitioners in science and technology, international law, strategy and policy, in order properly to understand and identify the chief characteristics and features of a range of innovative developments, means and processes in the context of obvious and non-obvious warfare. The handbook has six thematic sections:

  • Law, war and technology
  • Cyber warfare
  • Autonomy, robotics and drones
  • Synthetic biology
  • New frontiers
  • International perspectives.

This interdisciplinary blend and the novel, rich and insightful contribution that it makes across various fields will make this volume a crucial research tool and guide for practitioners, scholars and students of war studies, security studies, technology and design, ethics, international relations and international law.

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