New Security Challenges

The Morality of Drone Warfare and the Politics of Regulation

Authors: Schulzke, Marcus

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  • Considers the moral and legal implications of all types of military drones, not just the unmanned aerial vehicles that most commentators focus on
  • Expands the focus on moral questions of drones to consider the potential for regulating drones, outlining steps governments and military forces should take to promote ethical drone use
  • Presents the viewpoint that drones are morally permissible within just war theory and international law
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This book discusses the moral and legal issues relating to military drones, focusing on how these machines should be judged according to the principles of just war theory. The author analyses existing drones, like the Predator and Reaper, but also evaluates the many types of drones in development. The book presents drones as not only morally justifiable but having the potential to improve compliance with the principles of just war and international law. Realizing this potential would depend on developing a sound regulatory framework, which the book helps to develop by considering what steps governments and military forces should take to promote ethical drone use. It also critically evaluates the arguments against drones to show which should be abandoned and which raise valid concerns that can inform regulations.

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Marcus Schulzke is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of York, UK. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University at Albany, State University of New York, US, in 2013 with a dissertation on how soldiers make ethical decisions during counterinsurgency operations. His research focuses on the ethical challenges of conflict.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Morality of Drone Warfare and the Politics of Regulation
Authors
Series Title
New Security Challenges
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53380-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53380-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53379-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 236
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