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Technology and Security
Governing Threats in the New Millennium
Edited by Brian Rappert
 
 
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11 Oct 2007
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The relationship between science, technology and the security has been a topic of longstanding concern, one given renewed salience since September 11th 2001. The pace and breadth of scientific and technological developments are often seen as challenging the viability of systems of governance. 'Technology' in its broadest sense factors into most security problems and proposed solutions. Yet, across many academic fields and policy discussions, the understanding of technology remains fairly under-developed.

Technology and Security is designed to take forward the existing state of understanding where security and technology intersect. Its principal objective is to assess 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. It consists of contributions from academics and military practitioners utilizing theories and perspectives across political science, international relations, history, sociology, science and technology studies, and security studies.


Description

The relationship between science, technology and the security has been a topic of longstanding concern, one given renewed salience since September 11th 2001. The pace and breadth of scientific and technological developments are often seen as challenging the viability of systems of governance. 'Technology' in its broadest sense factors into most security problems and proposed solutions. Yet, across many academic fields and policy discussions, the understanding of technology remains fairly under-developed.

Technology and Security is designed to take forward the existing state of understanding where security and technology intersect. Its principal objective is to assess 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. It consists of contributions from academics and military practitioners utilizing theories and perspectives across political science, international relations, history, sociology, science and technology studies, and security studies.


Contents

Introduction; B.Rappert & S.Croft
PART I: TECHNOLOGY AND DISCIPLINARY APPROACHES
Science & Technology Policy and International Security; A.James
Rethinking "Secrecy" and "Disclosure"; B.Rappert & B.Balmer
Producing Threat Assessments; C.Boudeau
PART II: GOVERNANCE
Global Governance and Twenty-First Century Technology; J.Whitman
The Limits of Security Governance: Technology, Law and War; T.Farrell
Technology and the Problem of Civilian Casualties in War; J.Stone
PART III: IN FOCUS
Preventing the Future Military Misuse of Neuroscience; M.Dando
Space Weapons: Technological Folly?; M.Hilborne
Understanding the Broader Context; B.Durodié


Authors

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 be and are made about the regulation of technologies in conditions of uncertainty and disagreement.