Governing Military Technologies in the 21st Century Ethics and Operations

Author: R. O'Meara
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137449179
Format: PDF
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Governing Military Technologies in the 21st Century is one of the first books to tackle the big five technological threats all in one place: nanotech, robotics, cyberwar, human enhancement, and, non-lethal weapons, weaving a historical, legal, and sociopolitical fabric into a discussion of their development, deployment, and, potential regulation.

Religious Liberties for Corporations

Author: D. Gans
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137479701
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An expanded version of a series of debates between the authors, this book examines the nature of corporate rights, especially with respect to religious liberty, in the context of the controversial Hobby Lobby case from the Supreme Court's 2013-14 term.

The Formation of the BRICS and its Implication for the United States

Author: M. Schaefer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137387947
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Schaefer and Poffenbarger assess whether the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are attempting to balance US power and analyze the United States' responses to the creation of this IGO through a mix of theoretical and policy-focused approaches.

Transmedia Archaeology

Author: C. Scolari
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137434376
Format: PDF
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In this book, the authors examine manifestations of transmedia storytelling in different historical periods and countries, spanning the UK, the US and Argentina. It takes us into the worlds of Conan the Barbarian, Superman and El Eternauta, introduces us to the archaeology of transmedia, and reinstates the fact that it's not a new phenomenon.

Prison Shakespeare and the Purpose of Performance Repentance Rituals and the Early Modern

Author: N. Herold
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137432675
Format: PDF
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Over the last decade a number of prison theatre programs have developed to rehabilitate inmates by having them perform Shakespearean adaptations. This book focuses on how prison theatre today reveals certain elements of the early modern theatre that were themselves responses to cataclysmic changes in theological doctrine and religious practice.

Social Franchising

Author: I. Alon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137455845
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Social franchising represents a third generation form of franchising development, after trade-name and business-format franchising. At the intersection of social enterprise and micro finance literatures, this book reviews a variety of social franchising formats across a number of developing countries.

Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century

Author: Mr Don Carrick
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409473961
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As asymmetric ‘wars among the people’ replace state-on-state wars in modern armed conflict, the growing role of military medicine and medical technology in contemporary war fighting has brought an urgent need to critically reassess the theory and practice of military medical ethics. Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century is the first full length, broad-based treatment of this important subject. Written by an international team of practitioners and academics, this book provides interdisciplinary insights into the major issues facing military-medical decision makers and critically examines the tensions and dilemmas inherent in the military and medical professions. In this book the authors explore the practice of battlefield bioethics, medical neutrality and treatment of the wounded, enhancement technologies for war fighters, the potential risks of dual-use biotechnologies, patient rights for active duty personnel, military medical research and military medical ethics education in the 21st Century.

Ethics in Counter Terrorism

Author: Magdalena Badde-Revue
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004357815
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book intends to discuss the ethical questions of counter-terrorism for the military, with an emphasis on its counter-terrorist role in our home countries.

Technology and the 21st Century Battlefield

Author: Charles J. Dunlap
ISBN: 9781410217776
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Earlier in this century, George Orwell, in his novel, "1984," offered a vision of the world where the logical might be illogical, right could be wrong, and 2 plus 2 might equal 5. Now that we are beyond 1984 and at the end of the century, humanity faces a future where a millennium of norms established by custom and law may be altered by the implementation of new technologies. As in the Orwellian world of 1984, what seems to be may not be, and what was intended for good could become bad.In this monograph, Air Force Colonel Charles Dunlap starts from the traditional American notion that technology might offer a way to decrease the horror and suffering of warfare. He points out that historically this assumption is flawed in that past technological advances, from gunpowder weapons to bombers, have only made warfare more --not less-- bloody. With a relentless logic, Colonel Dunlap takes to task those who say that the Revolution in Military Affairs has the potential to make war less bloody.He covers the technological landscape from precision-guided munitions and Information Warfare to the use of space for military operations to raise issues that could pose difficult ethical, legal and moral problems for statesmen and soldiers. Some of these conundrums are so confounding that the author could claim that in all humility his only purpose was to raise these issues to prompt debate. But Colonel Dunlap takes the next step to outline several broad thematic avenues that may help us all address the difficult problems that lie ahead. The issues are important and what follows in this monograph invites discourse. I am sure Colonel Dunlap joins me in welcoming you to that discussion. Let me urge you to indulge yourself in "Technology and the 21st Century Battlefield."LARRY M. WORTZELColonel, U.S. ArmyDirector, Strategic Studies Institute

Wired for War

Author: Peter Warren Singer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594201981
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The author of Corporate Warriors and Children at War traces the advent of robotic warfare, revealing its use in the war in Iraq, the latest technological achievements, and the secret Pentagon consultations with top science-fiction authors. 35,000 first printing.