Socially Responsible Innovation in Security Critical Reflections
This book examines the possibility of socially responsible innovation in security, using an interdisciplinary approach.
Responsible innovation in security refers to a comprehensive approach that aims to integrate knowledge related to stakeholders operating at both the demand and the supply side of security – technologists, citizens, policymakers and ethicists. Security innovations can only be successful in the long term if all the social, ethical and ecological impacts, and threats and opportunities, both short term and long term, are assessed and prioritized alongside technical and commercial impacts.
The first part of this volume focuses on security technology innovation and its perception and acceptance by the public, while the second part delves deeper into the processes of decision-making and democratic control, raising questions about the ethical implications of security ruling.
This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, sociology, technology studies and IR in general.
Introduction: Responsible Innovation in Security Setting the Scene
1. Danger, Innovation, Responsibility: Imagining Future Security, J. Peter Burgess
PART I: Security Technology
2. Promoting Responsible Research and Innovation in Data-intensive Technologies: A Societal Impact Framework, Gemma Galdon
3. Drones – Dull, Dirty or Dangerous? The Social Construction of Privacy and Security Technologies, Marc van Lieshout and Michael Friedewald
PART II: Public Perception and Acceptance
4. The Influence of Technological Innovations on Theft Prevention: Perspectives of Citizens and Experts, Kim Van Hoorde, Evelien De Pauw, Hans Vermeersch and Wim Hardyns
5. When It Rains in Paris, It Drizzles in Brussels?, Hans Vermeersch, Ellen Vandenbogaerde and Evelien De Pauw
PART III: Public and Private Decision Making
6. Securitization by Regulation? The Flemish Mayor as Democratic Anchor of Local Security Policies, Tom Bauwens
7. Raising the Flag: The State Effects of Public and Private Security Providers at East Jerusalem’s National Parks, Lior Volinz
PART IV: Democratic Control and Ethical Implications
8. Evaluation and Effectiveness of Counter-Terrorism, Fiona de Londras
9. The Bleak Rituals of Progress; or, If Somebody Offers You a Socially Responsible Innovation in Security, Just Say No, Mark Neocleous