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Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015

One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. But how did drones claim such an important role in modern military planning? And how are they changing military strategy and the ethics of war and peace? What standards might effectively limit their use? Should there even be a limit?

Drone warfare is the first book to engage fully with the political, legal, and ethical dimensions of UAVs. In it, political scientist Sarah Kreps and philosopher John Kaag discuss the extraordinary expansion of drone programs from the Cold War to the present day and their so-called effectiveness in conflict zones. Analysing the political implications of drone technology for foreign and domestic policy as well as public opinion, the authors go on to examine the strategic position of the United States - by far the world s most prolific employer of drones - to argue that US military supremacy could be used to enshrine a new set of international agreements and treaties aimed at controlling the use of UAVs in the future.

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Hardcover
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745680989
ISBN10
0745680984
Publication Dates ROW:
Jun 2014
Publication Dates US:
Aug 2014
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jun 2014


Format
218 x 154 mm
8.55 x 6.05 in
Pages
200 pages
Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745680996
ISBN10
0745680992
Publication Dates ROW:
Jun 2014
Publication Dates US:
Aug 2014
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jun 2014



Format
211 x 150 mm
8.30 x 5.90 in
Pages
200 pages
E-book
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745685359
ISBN10
0745685358
Publication Dates ROW:
Jul 2014
Publication Dates US:
Jul 2014
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jul 2014


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
200 pages

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Reviews

Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter One: Introduction
  • Chapter Two: The Nuts and Bolts of Drones
  • Chapter Three: Drones and Democracy
  • Chapter Four: Drones and International Law
  • Chapter Five: The Ethics of Drone Warfare
  • Chapter Six: Conclusion: The Way Ahead
  • References

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Author Information

Sarah Kreps is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University.

John Kaag is professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachussetts, Lowell.

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