Incapacitating Biochemical Weapons: Promise or Peril?

Incapacitating Biochemical Weapons: Promise or Peril?

by Marie Chevrier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739114387

ISBN-13: 9780739114384

Pub. Date: 12/12/2007

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Incapacitating Biochemical Weapons examines the promise and peril behind weapons based on natural or synthetic biochemical compounds meant to cause rapid incapacitation but not death. An agent has yet to be found that can effectively incapacitate people without risk of death, but revolutionary advances coupled with the changing nature of conflict and warfare has…  See more details below

Overview

Incapacitating Biochemical Weapons examines the promise and peril behind weapons based on natural or synthetic biochemical compounds meant to cause rapid incapacitation but not death. An agent has yet to be found that can effectively incapacitate people without risk of death, but revolutionary advances coupled with the changing nature of conflict and warfare has generated renewed government interest. The authors provide a comprehensive survey of the issues associated with their development and use, and explore a wide range of issues, from science, to history, to current military interest, arms control, and international law. Incapacitating Biochemical Weapons: Promise or Peril? will be of interest to all who are concerned about the proliferation of such weapons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739114384
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/12/2007
Series:
Toposophia: Sustainability, Dwelling, Design Series
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents


Abbreviations     vii
Glossary     xi
Introduction   Alan M. Pearson   Marie Isabelle Chevrier   Mark Wheelis     xv
Nonconsensual Manipulation of Human Physiology Using Biochemicals   Mark Wheelis     1
Drug Development in the Twenty First Century and the Role of New Biotechnologies   Alan Goldhammer     19
Historical Military Interest in Low-lethality Biochemical Agents: Avoiding and Augmenting Lethal Force   Martin Furmanski     35
Late and Post-Cold War Research and Development of Incapacitating Biochemical Weapons   Alan M. Pearson     67
Current and Prospective Military and Law Enforcement Use of Chemical Agents for Incapacitation   George P. Fenton     103
Scientific Outlook for the Development of Incapacitants   Malcolm R. Dando     123
Potential Long-Term Physiological Consequences of Exposure to Incapacitating Biochemicals   Kathryn Nixdorff   Jack Melling     149
Incapacitating Chemical and Biochemical Weapons and Law Enforcement Under the Chemical Weapons Convention   David P. Fidler     171
Toxic Chemicals for Law Enforcement Including Domestic Riot Control Purposes Under the Chemical Weapons Convention   Adolf von Wagner     195
IncapacitatingBiochemicals and the Biological Weapons Convention   Marie Isabelle Chevrier   James F. Leonard     209
Incapacitating Biochemical Weapons: Risks and Uncertainties   Robin M. Coupland     225
International Law and the Regulation of Weapons   Francoise J. Hampson     231
Human Rights Law and the Use of Incapacitating Biochemical Weapons   William J. Aceves     261
Protecting and Reinforcing Humanitarian Norms: The Way Forward   Peter Herby     285
Conclusion and Recommendations   Alan M. Pearson   Marie Isabelle Chevrier   Mark Wheelis     291
Index     297
About the Contributors     303

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