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Overview

Technology and Security takes forward the existing state of academic understanding where security and technology intersect. It assesses the challenges posed by emerging scientific and technological developments for security while understanding how perceptions of security threats are themselves formed in relation to conceptions of science and technology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230019706
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/27/2007
  • Series: New Security Challenges Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.81 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

BRIAN RAPPERT is an Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Public Affairs in the Department of Sociology & Philosophy at the University of Exeter, UK. His long term interest has been the examination of how choices can and are made about the regulation of technologies in conditions of uncertainty and disagreement.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—S.Croft & B.Rappert
• Defence, Security and Science and Technology Policy—A.James
• Rethinking "Secrecy" and "Disclosure": What Science and Technology Studies Can Offer Attempts to Governing WMD Threats—B.Balmer & B.Rappert
• Global Governance and Twenty-First Century Technology—J.Whitman
• War, New Technologies and the Future of International Humanitarian Law—T.Farrell
• A Technical Fix to the Problems of War?: High-Tech Weaponry, Proportionality and Collateral Damage—J.Stone
• The Production of Threat Assessments—C.Boudeau
• The Revolution in the Life Sciences and the Prohibition of Biological Weapons—M.Dando
• The Militarization of Space—M.Hilborne
• Contribution of the Science and Technology Community in Responding to Terrorist Threats—B.Durodié

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