Non-lethal Weapons as Legitimising Forces?: Technology, Politics and the Management of Conflict, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Non-lethal Weapons as Legitimising Forces?

Technology, Politics and the Management of Conflict, 1st Edition

By Brian Rappert

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312 pages

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As mankind finds ever more impious ways to kill and maim, some look to non-lethal weapons as a fix. Brian Rappert discusses the technologies involved and the ethics of, for example blinding someone with a laser, leaving them blind forever, versus killing them outright.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS027000
HISTORY / Military / General
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security