Analyzing the Drone Debates: Targeted Killing, Remote Warfare, and Military Technology

Authors: DeShaw Rae, James

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The book examines principal arguments for and against the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance and 'targeted killing.' Addressing both sides of the argument with clear and cogent details, the book provides a thorough introduction to ongoing debate about the future of warfare and its ethical implications.

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James DeShaw Rae is Associate Professor of Government at California State University, Sacramento, USA. He received his PhD in Political Science at the University of Hawai'i. He is the author of Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor.

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"This is a must read for anyone, especially for students and practitioners of public policy, interested in the controversial subject of the use of drones in warfare. This book provides a timely, valuable, comprehensive, and concise account of the subject from the perspectives of national security, law, ethics, and public policy. The readers will appreciate James Rae's nuanced and balanced scrutiny of competing claims that illuminate and clarify the complex picture surrounding the use of drones. His vivid and compelling writing style exudes forthright pragmatism while he walks the readers past narrow viewpoints and soundbites to draw their own informed conclusions before presenting his own." -Mahabat Baimyrzaeva, Associate Professor Monterey Institute of International Studies, Middlebury College, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-18

    Rae, James DeShaw

  • National Security and the Efficacy of Drone Warfare

    Pages 19-50

    Rae, James DeShaw

  • Targeted Killing and the Legality of Drone Warfare

    Pages 51-78

    Rae, James DeShaw

  • Remote Killing and the Ethics of Drone Warfare

    Pages 79-97

    Rae, James DeShaw

  • Public Policy, Privacy, and Drone Technology

    Pages 98-119

    Rae, James DeShaw

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analyzing the Drone Debates: Targeted Killing, Remote Warfare, and Military Technology
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
James DeShaw Rae
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38157-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137381576
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39307-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 147
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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