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Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Technology

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The Studies in Conflict, Technology and Security series aims to publish challenging studies that map the terrain of technology and security from a range of disciplinary perspectives, offering critical perspectives on the issues that concern publics, business and policymakers in a time of rapid and disruptive technological change.

19 Series Titles

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Fifth Generation Warfare Dominating the Human Domain

Fifth Generation Warfare: Dominating the Human Domain

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By Armin Krishnan
March 11, 2024

This book outlines the concept of Fifth Generation Warfare (5GW) and demonstrates its relevance for understanding contemporary conflicts. Non-kinetic modes of attack and war waged by groups or non-state actors at the societal level has been termed 5GW. This book discusses the theory of generational...

Militarizing Artificial Intelligence Theory, Technology, and Regulation

Militarizing Artificial Intelligence: Theory, Technology, and Regulation

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By Nik Hynek, Anzhelika Solovyeva
January 29, 2024

This book examines the military characteristics and potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the new global revolution in military affairs. Offering an original perspective on the utilization, imagination, and politics of AI in the context of military development and weapons regulation, the ...

Theorising Future Conflict War Out to 2049

Theorising Future Conflict: War Out to 2049

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By Mark Lacy
December 15, 2023

This book explores the changing tactics, technologies and terrains of twenty-first century war. It argues that the world in 2049 is unlikely to look like the climate change/artificial intelligence (AI) dystopia depicted in Blade Runner 2049, but nor will it be a world where conflict and war has ...

Digital International Relations Technology, Agency and Order

Digital International Relations: Technology, Agency and Order

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Edited By Corneliu Bjola, Markus Kornprobst
November 03, 2023

This book analyses how digital transformation disrupts established patterns of world politics, moving International Relations (IR) increasingly towards Digital International Relations. This volume examines technological, agential and ordering processes that explain this fundamental change. The ...

Understanding the Military Design Movement War, Change and Innovation

Understanding the Military Design Movement: War, Change and Innovation

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By Ben Zweibelson
June 09, 2023

This book explains the history and development of the military design movement, featuring case studies from key modern militaries. Written by a practitioner, the work shows how modern militaries think and arrange actions in time and space for security affairs, and why designers are disrupting, ...

Artificial Intelligence and International Conflict in Cyberspace

Artificial Intelligence and International Conflict in Cyberspace

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Edited By Fabio Cristiano, Dennis Broeders, François Delerue, Frédérick Douzet, Aude Géry
May 11, 2023

This edited volume explores how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming international conflict in cyberspace. Over the past three decades, cyberspace developed into a crucial frontier and issue of international conflict. However, scholarly work on the relationship between AI and conflict in ...

Emerging Security Technologies and EU Governance Actors, Practices and Processes

Emerging Security Technologies and EU Governance: Actors, Practices and Processes

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Edited By Antonio Calcara, Raluca Csernatoni, Chantal Lavallée
August 01, 2022

This book examines the European governance of emerging security technologies. The emergence of technologies such as drones, autonomous robotics, artificial intelligence, cyber and biotechnologies has stimulated worldwide debates on their use, risks and benefits in both the civilian and the ...

Emerging Technologies and International Security Machines, the State, and War

Emerging Technologies and International Security: Machines, the State, and War

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Edited By Reuben Steff, Joe Burton, Simona R. Soare
May 30, 2022

This book offers a multidisciplinary analysis of emerging technologies and their impact on the new international security environment across three levels of analysis. While recent technological developments, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and automation, have the potential to ...

Cybersecurity Discourse in the United States Cyber-Doom Rhetoric and Beyond

Cybersecurity Discourse in the United States: Cyber-Doom Rhetoric and Beyond

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By Sean T. Lawson
August 02, 2021

This book examines the role of cyber-doom rhetoric in the U.S. cybersecurity debate.For more than two decades, fear of "cyber-doom" scenarios—i.e. cyberattacks against critical infrastructure resulting in catastrophic physical, social, and economic impacts—has been a persistent feature of the U.S. ...

Cyber Security Education Principles and Policies

Cyber Security Education: Principles and Policies

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Edited By Greg Austin
July 31, 2020

This book investigates the goals and policy aspects of cyber security education in the light of escalating technical, social and geopolitical challenges. The past ten years have seen a tectonic shift in the significance of cyber security education. Once the preserve of small groups of dedicated ...

Information Warfare in the Age of Cyber Conflict

Information Warfare in the Age of Cyber Conflict

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Edited By Christopher Whyte, A. Trevor Thrall, Brian M. Mazanec
July 29, 2020

This book examines the shape, sources and dangers of information warfare (IW) as it pertains to military, diplomatic and civilian stakeholders. Cyber warfare and information warfare are different beasts. Both concern information, but where the former does so exclusively in its digitized and ...

National Cyber Emergencies The Return to Civil Defence

National Cyber Emergencies: The Return to Civil Defence

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Edited By Greg Austin
January 31, 2020

This book documents and explains civil defence preparations for national cyber emergencies in conditions of both peace and war. The volume analyses the escalating sense of crisis around state-sponsored cyber attacks that has emerged since 2015, when the United States first declared a national ...

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